Parents' Guide to

Eloise

By Jennifer Gennari, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Spirited Eloise delights her young readers.

Book Kay Thompson Humor 1955
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This book is sheer delight for children, whose giggles pile one on top of another as the pages turn. Eloise checks in with the Plaza desk clerk and the mail desk and makes several calls and then loses her skate key among a crowd of people in the elevator without even a period or a comma to let a grown-up catch a breath. In black and white and shades of red, Eloise capers, hops, and prances from page to page, her expression changing from sentence to sentence. The annoying antics Eloise dreams up to entertain herself may worry some parents, but her outrageously naughty behavior will delight kids. Adults will love the parody of the grown-up world and comments such as, "Oh my Lord I am absolutely so busy I don't know how I can possibly get everything done."

Book Details

  • Author: Kay Thompson
  • Illustrator: Hilary Knight
  • Genre: Humor
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publication date: November 18, 1955
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 4 - 7
  • Number of pages: 80
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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