Eloise's Mother's Day Surprise

Eloise's Mother's Day Surprise

by Kay Thompson, Hilary Knight, Tammie Lyon, Lisa McClatchy

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It is Mother's Day, and Eloise is in search of the perfect present for Mother, with help from Nanny and Weenie.


It is Mother's Day, and Eloise is in search of the perfect present for Mother, with help from Nanny and Weenie.

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Who would suspect anything but a very exuberant Eloise? Since it is nearly Mother's Day, she wants to shop for something extra special. Off she and Nanny go, along with the inquisitive dog Weenie. Mother must haves the very best, so that means visits to the very special stores in New York City. First, they shop for chocolates at Godiva. Then, beautiful red roses, a ring from Tiffany's, and a hat from Saks Fifth Avenue. (These stores couldn't have paid for a better commercial with the trademark Godiva gold and the blue Tiffany shopping bag.) Eloise declaims her love of shopping, and what comes through is not only the tangible gifts to be sent to her mother, but the very special ones that she gives to Nanny who has served so completely as a surrogate mother. A Level 1 book in the "Ready-To-Read" series. There are helpful tips for parents and teachers printed on the inside cover. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

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Ready-to-Read Series: Level 1
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Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Kay Thompson (1909–1998) was a singer, dancer, vocal arranger, and coach of many MGM musicals in the 1940s. The Eloise character grew out of the voice of a precocious six-year-old that Miss Thompson put on to amuse her friends. Collaborating with Hilary Knight on what was an immediate bestseller, Kay Thompson became a literary sensation when Eloise was published in 1955. The book has sold more than two million copies to date. Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight created four more Eloise books, Eloise in Paris, Eloise at Christmas, Eloise in Moscow, and Eloise Takes a Bawth.

Hilary Knight, son of artist-writers Clayton Knight and Katharine Sturges, was educated at the Art Students League, where he studied with Reginald Marsh. Besides the Eloise books, Hilary Knight has illustrated more than fifty books for children, six of which he wrote himself. He lives and works in New York City, not far from The Plaza Hotel.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
November 9, 1909
Date of Death:
July 2, 1998
Place of Birth:
St. Louis, Missouri
Place of Death:
New York, New York
Washington University

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