A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this popular heroine with her own TV show and DVDs lives in a hotel with her Nanny and lacks parental supervision. She's also rather mischievous.
Is It Any Good?
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."
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