For Weenie a roastbeef bone deluxe
For Skipperdee raisin milk
I'm giving the valet a beehive of course
made of safety pins and silk
Her asides, printed in red, are as priceless as ever: "Sometimes there is so much to do that/ I get sort of a headache around the sides and partially under it." Or in a rare vulnerable moment, "For when you are a child of six/ it's difficult to know/ if you deserve a present or not/ at Christmastime/ or so." But enough of that. "We sang Noel for 506/ Silent Night for 507/ We didn't sing for 509/ at the request of 511."
Hilary Knight's pen and ink pink-and-black illustrations are perfect--particularly of the "sugar plums" dancing in Eloise's head on Christmas Eve, complete with crazed elves, Nanny-as-angel, reindeer with glasses, and of course Santa's sleigh with one giant package in it... for Eloise. Kay Thompson's Eloise at Christmastime, first published in 1958 with a different cover, joins Eloise in Paris and The Absolutely Essential Eloise (with additional historical scrapbook) as a much welcomed reissue of the original. And there's always just Eloise. (Ages 5 to 105) --Karin Snelson
I received this book as a present last Christmas and instantly fell in love with it.
This book is the oddball of the Eloise sequels, being the only one that also is also focused at the Plaza (like the original) and uses a rhyming scheme.
This book is a wonderful way to read more about Eloise and enjoy the holidays at the same time.
reading Eloise is always an adventure at any age
Eloise at Christmastime- 6 year old Eloise the precocious troublemaker is back to celebrate the Christmas season in a way only Eloise can. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Miri K
Can't say enough goodies about Eloise. Every little girl, young & old needs Elie in their life♡Published 4 months ago by sonya graske
If you remember Eloise from the 1950's, you will enjoy sharing this with a grandchild, or just browsing through for igniting the Christmas spirit.Published 7 months ago by Mary j Smith
Eloise at Christmastime is one of three Eloise books that I received as a child in 1958. I have bought it for my grand daughter who is four years old. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Catherine Gosden
Oh eloise......such a wild child but what fun
Always doing something I would have wanted to do as a kid.....keep it up
My Father introduced me to Eloise over fifty years ago. He brought her home from a business trip and into my life forever. Read morePublished 16 months ago by susie buchanan
Got this for our newborn granddaughter for her first Christmas, along with the Eloise rag doll - a true heirloom.Published 16 months ago by S. Herbert