Tea RexIn honor of January being Tea and Tea Party Month, I’d like to note that Tea Rex, written and illustrated by Molly Idle will be released later this spring. Apparently, a dinosaur makes a guest appearance at a little girl’s tea party. An excitement ensues. At some point, there was a subtitle to this book – Tea Party Manners for Very Special Guests – but it looks as though it has since been removed. This book appears to be good for boys who like dinosaurs or girls who like tea parties or both.

Tea Rex will be released on Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

I’m not familiar with Idle’s work (she appears to be primarily an illustrator), but I really like what I see in her portfolio on Idle illustration. She appears to be pretty prolific over the last few years. Her drawings are filled with warmth and light, and it almost has a slightly Disney quality (in a good way). I keep thinking I’m looking at scenes that were left out Dumbo. I’ll be sure to lookout for Zombelina, a book she illustrated, which comes out later this summer.