Reading/Interest Level: Preschool, Primary
Author: Lisa McClatchy
Illustrator: Tammie Lyon
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division
Six-year-old Eloise lives on the top floor of The Plaza Hotel with her Nanny and her dog, Weenie. Normally, Eloise likes to dress up her dog, but Nanny says it’s Eloise's turn. Eloise needs a hat. First she tries on the lamp shade, but Nanny does not approve. Eloise tries on the hats of the chef, room service, the bell captain, and even the hat of a lady in the lobby! Finally, Nanny surprises her with a beautiful bonnet and Eloise approves!
Children and parents alike will enjoy this short but sweet book. Children in first and second grade who are beginning to read on their own will appreciate this book with its simple story, increased vocabulary, and longer sentences. Eloise takes her nanny’s idea of purchasing a hat for spring time and runs with it… literally! The funny illustrations, including those of Weenie wearing a variety of hats on the cover, will draw young readers in to this enjoyable book!