Perfectly Arugula
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Perfectly Arugula

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Welcome to Arugula’s tea party! Everything’s going to be just perfect, because that’s exactly how she likes things. The problem: perfection is no fun for her guests—they’re too nervous to touch or eat anything. And when someone unexpected arrives, ready to get her party started, Arugula’s horrified. Especially when everyone seems to like him better than her…

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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published February 3rd 2009 by Sterling
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Margo Tanenbaum
This cute picture book tells the story of Arugula, a perfectionist hedgehog, who seems like an unlikely heroine for a children’s book until you see her depicted with her hedgehog quills combed just so, a pearl necklace, and a pink-and-white polka dot apron! When she plans a tea party for her friends, she imagines everything will be just perfect, even if that means her guests won’t have any fun because they’re too scared to touch or eat anything. But when the annoying Fidget the squirrel shows up...more
Amy Brown
Arugula is perfect and wants everything to be perfect during her party but when she nags all of her friends to be careful and not drop crumbs or break anything, no one has fun at her party. It isn't until an unexpected visitor arrives that the party truly becomes perfect. Good story to share with kids who have problems with perfectionism.
Emily Brown
PB3 - This book didn't really have a point. There was a lot of people that had little voices throughout the whole book and there was a lot of things going on with one plot line. I think it was trying to prove a point, but it didn't even do that well...
Arugula decides to have a tea party. She invites everyone - except the loud boisterous one. Because Arugula is perfect, her tea party must also be perfect - but her guests are very uncomfortable and self-conscious, until a certain someone shows up.
Well you have to love a skunk that can discuss the tablescape, right?

A good moral to the story is you can't have fun if everything is perfectly perfect.
A perfectionist throws a party and in her head it is going to be just right but her guests are not near as perfect as they are. Ages 4+
A good reminder that being perfect is never perfect.
hedgehogs, animals, criticism, party, judgmental
Too perfect for me!
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