How to High Tea with a Hyena (And Not Get Eaten) by Rachel Poliquin & Kathryn Durst
ABOUT HOW TO HIGH TEA WITH A HYENA (AND NOT GET EATEN)
The second book in a hilarious illustrated non-fiction chapter book series starring a savvy and stylish cockroach who guides the reader through an encounter with a charming — and dangerous — predator. Is this hyena drooling for tea and crumpets . . . or for you?!
Celeste is a cockroach, and everyone knows that cockroaches are survivors, so who better to give advice on surviving an encounter with a polite predator? High teas are dainty meals with pretty teacups: you nibble tiny cakes, sip milky tea and chit-chat about not-so-important things like why doughnuts have holes and if fish have eyebrows. But Ruby the hyena is loud, ferocious and tends to slober. High-speed gobbling makes good sense in the wild, but it is a definite no-no in the tearoom! And Ruby just happens to be Queen of a very large clan of hungry hyenas. Will high tea be ruined by uninvited guests? Is Ruby peckish for something other than Celeste’s famous cream buns? Using her vast knowledge of hyenas, Celeste comes up with lots of strategies to get through high tea in one piece. Many of her suggestions are dangerous, most are absurd, but all are based on true hyena biology and hunting behaviour.
"She's a smart and ferocious hunter with a bone-crunching chomp. And she wants you to join her for a tea party. I hope she doesn't invite her family. This is probably a bad idea but we cockroaches are experts at survival and I give great advice. So don't be afraid to say yes. What could possibly go wrong?"
A polite predators book! Written by Rachel Poliquin, and illustrated by Peterborough's own Kathryn Durst.
These books are educational and SO! MUCH! FUN!