Book Review: Tea with Miss Tilly, Written by Justine Payen, Illustrated by Philip Webb

Tea with Miss Tilly cover

Tea with Miss Tilly by Justine Payen, illustrated by Philip Webb, Harper Collins NZ, ISBN 9781869509170, RRP $19.99, Available 9 March 2012.

When you take afternoon tea with Miss Tilly, there’s no knowing where you’ll end up …

In a gorgeous picture book, that’s where! Tea with Miss Tilly is a wonderfully illustrated little tale about tea… with Miss Tilly. It’s not just tea though – Miss Tilly and our unnamed narrator embark on travels to Atlantis, Loch Ness, the pyramids and even further afield. Then they come home for Warm Milo and apricot banana chocolate chip cookies.


The story is perfect for little kids, not too wordy and not too dorky, and the illustrations are beautiful. Soft and dreamy with lots of detail (like Miss Tilly’s cat who goes on all the adventures too).

Kids will just adore this and parents will be equally delighted.

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