• Teacup by Rebecca Young and Matt Ottley for ages 3-7

Teacup by Rebecca Young and Matt Ottley for ages 3-7

  • Product Code: ISBN 9781743623848
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  • $24.99
  • $19.99

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Teacup by Rebecca Young and Matt Ottley

Once there was a boy who had to leave home and find another. In his bag he carried a book, a bottle and a blanket. In his teacup he held some earth from where he used to play. The boy travels in a row boat through storms and darkness. In his teacup a seed grows into a tree. He eventually arrives safely on land.


  • Winner 2016 NSW Premier's Literary Awards
  • CBCA Notable Book 2016 
  • 2017 IBBY Honour Book for Illustration

Story Mama Quick Review:

This is a poignant story. Whilst it never explains why the boy has left his home or his family, you can only imagine that perhaps he is fleeing something terrible or is perhaps a refugee. It is a story of bravery and perserverance. Matt Ottley's illustrations are stunning. This is a great conversation starter about children less fortunate and those who need to fend for themselves.  We highly recommend for ages 5-7


Story Mama Rating:

Engaging:  0.7/1                   

Fun to read aloud: 0.7/1  

Pretty to look at  1/1                  

Demands to be read again: 1/1 

Positive Message or Heartstring factor: 0.8/1 

Total: 4.2/5

Other important info:




28.8 x 25.6





Publisher age recommendation



Rebecca Young


Matt Ottley


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