Reading/Interest Level: Primary
Author: Lisa McClatchy
Illustrator: Tammie Lyon
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division
Rambunctious, young Eloise and her little dog Weenie are excited for their summer road trip. Sometimes Eloise stays in her seat, but sometimes she doesn’t. She shows Weenie all of the attractions that they pass by, including the Grand Canyon, Mt. Rushmore, and Niagara Falls. Eloise brings along her art supplies and paints along the way. Sometimes Eloise can be a little much, but Nanny and Butler are very patient with her. At the end of the night, Eloise and Weenie enjoy looking at pictures of their trip and playing with their souvenirs at the hotel.
Eloise’s Summer Vacation might bring back memories of trips in your past. Children have a blast and parents are exhausted by the end of it. Children and parents alike will enjoy this short, but sweet book. Children who are beginning to read on their own will appreciate this book with it’s simply story, increased vocabulary, and longer sentences. This book might just leave you wanting a camper for your own family road trips!