May I Bring a Friend? by Beatrice Schenk De Regniers, Illustrated by Beni Montresor, published 1964

This was a fabulous vintage find for us this week! We were sort of rushing to get out of the library (we were meeting friends at the park afterwards and needed to hurry), so I just grabbed a few books off the shelves without really looking inside of them. I did pull several duds, but this one more than makes up for the losers of the bunch.
A little boy is invited to tea at the castle on Sunday by the King and Queen. He brings a friend (this lovely giraffe).

The royal couple

Aren’t they charming? So in love as kings and queens ought to be.

The boy keeps being invited to the castle and he keeps bringing his animal friends.

Here are the lions. (It’s Halloween, so they are wearing masks!)

Aren’t the illustrations amazing? I love every page.

On the final day of the week, the king and queen join the boy and his friends for tea at the city zoo. It’s fun and very captivating to a child–tea with a king and queen and animals to go with it? Read more about it to know why you need to be clear on the amount of risk that you wish to take on each trade. This is important because it will let you decide on the number of stocks that you can take per trade. Risk is nothing but the amount of money that you are ready to lose for a reward. Make sure that the reward on each trade is more than the risk that you are ready to take on that particular trade. The reward should at least be two times the risk on the trade.


The amount of loss also needs to be thought about. You should also keep a track of the loss amount that you are taking each day and when it is time for you to stop trading for that day.


There are different ways by which the traders analyze the market. Some may look at news and check the financial and the quarterly statements of the company to decide if it is a good buy. They are the fundamental analysts. Technical analysts look at charts to generate trading signals.


After reading this book, we couldn’t help but have our own tea party with our zoo animals! Anyone have any good tea party books to share?