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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Eloise writes on the wall, disturbs adults with noise and interruptions, hits the barber on the knee, and plays with a fire hose.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Eloise's backside is visible in the bathtub.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this favorite storybook heroine (now also on TV and DVDs) often has little supervision in the hotel where she lives with a nanny most of the time. Part of her charm is her mischievous nature, but some of her antics -- writing on walls, playing with a fire hose -- may warrant a chat with kids with similar prankster tendencies.
Is It Any Good?
The annoying antics Eloise dreams up to entertain herself may worry some parents, but her outrageously naughty behavior delights kids. 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 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. Grown-ups 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."
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