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Thursday, July 6, 2017

BLOG TOUR: Sip Tea with Mad Hatter: At KAMP by Loretta Neff - REVIEW + GIVEAWAY!

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Today, we're playing host to a stop along The Children's Book Review tour starring a whimsical title with a mission.  Well, you see, it's part of something called KAMP, which stands for Kids Arts & Manners Program, and it aims to do just that....introduce children to the world of manners, appropriate behaviours, and decorum, while still having a bit of fun.  No, really and truly!  You'll see in a moment because our book of choice and blog tour guest is on deck...

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About the book...
Sip Tea with Mad Hatter  makes learning afternoon tea manners fun, meaningful, and most important, memorable. Any adult or child who reads this book will delight in the clever illustrations and correlations of Alice in Wonderland’s characters to the manners advice.

Phrases like Be as cool as a Cheshire cat, Don’t be a mean Red Queen, and My teacup runneth over with gratitude are easy-to-grasp concepts for children.

With the demanding schedules of parents, caregivers, and teachers, the importance of social skills is often overlooked. Learning social skills early, especially during childhood, can shape a child’s character and greatly impact his or her life for the better.
The EW Foundation® (EWF) vision is to teach, inspire, and motivate children to perform spontaneous acts of kindness and consideration. The benefits they receive from simple, good behavior will be both tangible and intangible. Our belief is that children can “do well by doing good deeds.

"The topics covered in this book are part of the EWF KAMP® curriculum – 2015 Promising Practices National Award Recipient by

“Once again, thank you, Loretta Neff, for another well-written and entertaining resource that teaches important life skills.”—The Children’s Book Review


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As you may have guessed, this particular installment in the KAMP series features none other then those zany characters from Wonderland and everything you need to know when attending or hosting your next tea party!  From how to properly accept an invitation with Absolem to greeting others and introducing oneself with confidence like Alice, table manners and hostess duties with Hatter to kindness and patience with the Red Queen (something she's not exactly known for)...there's something to pick up from every one in this wonder filled tale.  

Don't get to tea parties very often?  That's okay.  Many of the skills and social graces covered are applicable to other group scenarios too!  Just think, the next time you attend a celebration, you can be the DREAM guest they all hope for, or the next shindig you throw, perhaps you can hold a Futterwacken dance off!

In the end, there are oh so many things to try, and so many new ways to show your muchness to be gleaned from this wonderful little're sure to make a lasting impression. Oh and don't be surprised if you find yourself wanting to read the story in an English accent... because you know, I did and it just felt like the perfect match! 😉


About the author...

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Loretta Neff is an award-winning children s book author and the founder of the EW Foundation®, a nonprofit provider of character education programs. Loretta has specialized in character and etiquette education since 1994 with clients ranging from children to Fortune 500 companies.

Loretta’s books are inspired by her love of humanity and desire to share her resources with children who need them most. Through her books and charitable efforts, she hopes to engage young minds and instill the values that can shape and transform their lives in a meaningful and measurable way.

Her first book, award-winning Tame Your Manners, released March 2014, received coveted reviews and has become a bestseller in its genre. Described as Madagascar meets manners, the book continues to charm the hearts of critics and readers alike.

Her second book, Sip Tea with Mad Hatter, is another delightful concept for introducing children to good character and tea manners. The book was inspired by Alice in Wonderland and will challenge kids to be creative and Think outside the rabbit hole.

Based on EW Foundation s KAMP® curriculum, a 2015 and 2016 Promising Practices national award winner, her books emphasize good character and core values while offering an affordable and comprehensive learning solution. Children can enjoy the series at their own pace or share it as a family or class. (For ages 5 12.) Loretta received a BA degree in 1989 with honors and had her sights on the legal profession. But after being accepted to law school at Michigan State University, she never attended, having found her real passion for philanthropic work and the teaching of business and social etiquette. Loretta remains committed to the advancement of numerous charities, societies, and educational foundations.



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Special thanks to Bianca at The Children's Book Review and The EW Foundation Inc. for the copy for review as well as the chance to bring this tour to you.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title, the author, the illustrator, the foundation, this tour, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above.  This title is available now via EW Publishing, so be on the lookout for it on a bookstore shelf or virtual retailer of your choosing. Be sure to check out the other stops along this whimsy filled tour...

The Children's Book Review
Crafty Moms Share
Kori at Home
Lille Punkin'
icefairy's Treasure Chest
The Fairview Review
Word Spelunking
Mommy Ramblings
To Read, or Not To Read
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Now that that is all said and done, how would you like a chance to win?

Enter to win an autographed copy of Sip Tea with Mad Hatter: At KAMP®, by award-winning author Loretta Neff; plus a $25 Visa gift card to buy supplies for your own tea party!

One (1) grand prize winner receives:

A copy of Sip Tea with Mad Hatter: At KAMP®, autographed by Loretta Neff
A $25 Visa gift card

Two (2) winners receive:
A copy of Sip Tea with Mad Hatter: At KAMP®, autographed by Loretta Neff

Giveaway begins June 21, 2017, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends July 21, 2017, at 11:59 P.M. PST.
Giveaway open to US and international mailing addresses.
Prizes provided by EW Foundation, Inc.

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Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!

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