The Crankypants Tea Party (Hardcover)

The Crankypants Tea Party Cover Image
By Barbara Bottner, Ale Barba (Illustrator)
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The Day the Crayons Quit meets Winnie the Pooh in this hilarious and tea-riffic illustrated picture book about stuffed animals who start bickering at their tea party.

It’s tea time at Clarissa’s house, but her guests are not in the mood for a party:

Elephant is upset about the ice cream Clarissa dropped on his head.

Rabbit is still damp from being left outside.

Pig has a rip that’s yet to be repaired.

Monkey is miffed over being put to bed when he wasn’t even tired.

Bear has been forgotten all week long.

And, the stuffies declare, Clarissa thinks she’s Queen of the Universe!

So instead of a tea party, Clarissa finds herself at a crankypants party! Can Clarissa and her stuffed animals make up before their tea gets cold, or will they continue to steep in their crankiness?

About the Author

Barbara Bottner is the New York Times bestselling author of over forty books including Priscilla GorillaMiss Brooks’ Story Nook, Wallace’s Lists, and Bootsie Barker Bites. She is also a screenwriter and writing coach who began her career as an artist and actor. She lives in Los Angeles, California. Find out more at

Ale Barba has been making art with a variety of mediums for as long as she can remember. She has been published in the Spanish language in Mexico, Denmark, and Colombia, and her work has twice been recognized by the National Council for Culture and Arts in Mexico. She is also the author of When Your Elephant Comes to Play. She lives in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Praise For…

"Delightful art and charming."
— Kirkus Reviews

"[A] hilarious account of a tea party gone wrong."
— Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9781481459006
ISBN-10: 1481459007
Publisher: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
Publication Date: June 23rd, 2020
Pages: 40

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