Guess who’s celebrating her 60th Anniversary this month?
She isn’t 60 years old, silly. She’ll always be SIX. And a city child. Who lives at The Plaza.
But 60 years ago, the first Eloise book was published: Eloise: A Book for Precocious Grownups by Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight. It became an instant phenomenon and was followed by four sequels: Eloise in Paris, Eloise at Christmastime, Eloise in Moscow, and Eloise Takes a Bawth. To date, these five original titles as well as other books based on the Eloise character and the art of Hilary Knight have sold an estimated 6 million copies. 🙂
Here’s what I like
my Eloise bookshelf
Here’s what you should do
make a splawsh
Whenever things get the teensiest bit dull, I skibble and skiddle and oh-so-artfully sklathe through any of the Eloise books.
Here’s what she taught me
eat oatmeal every morning or you’ll dry up