When I first received Alice's Pawfect Tea-Party Kit, I was stunned by its beauty. The kit comes enclosed in a case that resembles a leather-bound copy of Alice in Wonderland. When I opened it up, I couldn't believe how gorgeous and well put-together the kit is.
Storybook Tea Kits aims to generate a love of reading among children by incorporating literature in a tea kit. Alice's Pawfect Tea-Party Kit includes a tea bag and three edible treats (one playing off of the "Eat me" cake in Alice in Wonderland). However, the kit also contains elements that will last much longer in children's minds and hearts. Chapter seven of Alice in Wonderland is written in a small booklet, and there is also a thirteen minute CD in which Alice speaks to the listener and the Mad Hatter sings songs.
This storybook tea kit is the ultimate gift to give to a child. He or she will be initially excited by the tea and cookies, but the kit itself will remain with the child for quite a while. However, I think the best thing about this company is that it has found a creative way to foster the love of reading in children.
I would strongly recommend checking out the Storybook site and perhaps buying a kit for a child you know!
PS. If Alice in Wonderland isn't your cup of tea (pun intended), the Storybook Tea Kit company has more books coming soon, including The Wizard of Oz and Peter Pan!