There are few children's illustrators I enjoy more than Eloise Wilkin, but, I have to say, this picture is just scaring me. I mean, how old is that child? Three? Four, at the most? Why is her hostess pouring boiling tea directly into her teetering teacup? She could at least advise the hapless tot to prop the saucer on her knee for some support. And the poor kid looks a bit spaced-out, doesn't she? Perhaps, it's her tenth cup of tea.
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