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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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Lynda
Nov 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens-books
“Mom, when you want everything to be perfect, sometimes it makes you fussy and a little mean and then no one has fun. And it’s not nice to leave a friend out of a party.” - V, age 4

Arugula the hedgehog living a perfectly, pretty pink life decides to host the perfect tea party that will be the most fun ever. Reality is that “perfect” sometimes is hard and not all it lives up to. Nice lesson for the littles paired with a book packed with illustrations to enjoy and various animal friends.
Margo Tanenbaum
May 11, 2010 rated it liked it
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
Rachel
Argula the hedgehog (I love the name!) wants to have a tea party, but everything must be perfect. The food, the tea, the table, the guests, and of course the hostess. All of her friends come but they are so afraid of upsetting Arugula that no one is having any fun. Then an unexpected guest arrives and shakes things up a bit and Argula sees that it is okay to not be perfect. Recommended for ages 3-7, 3 stars.
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.
Anne
Apr 29, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2010, picture-books
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.
Alice
Dec 05, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-75-stars
3.75 Stars A really cute book with cute pictures and cute stories. I like the little word bubbles to tell you who is talking.

Why I can't it higher is I can pronounce Arugula and had to go on line to learn how to pronounce it. Also, Forsythia is hard one..cute book over all!
Emily Brown
Aug 30, 2012 rated it it was ok
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...
Tina Bartholoma
Dec 10, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
hedgehogs, animals, criticism, party, judgmental
Laura
Aug 21, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
A good reminder that being perfect is never perfect.
Lucia
Jun 05, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: juvenile-fiction
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.
Molly
Mar 18, 2009 rated it really liked it
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+
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Too perfect for me!
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Sarah lives on a mountain in Vermont with her husband and their fidgety brown dog. Though Sarah strives for perfection, she seldom achieves it. Her house is rarely clean and her garden, when not buried under a snowdrift, is usually full of weeds. Overall, though, she has a pretty nice life. And if windows would only wash themselves, it would be just about perfect! Visit Sarah online at www.sarahdi ...more
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