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Response to FredStembottom (Reply #28)

Mon Nov 25, 2013, 12:31 AM

33. And you know what else is so cool about that?

There is a portrait of Eloise in a place of honor in the lobby of the Plaza Hotel. PERFECT!

God, Eloise! She was the secret sister I never had. Always getting into mischief. Taught me words like "skibble" as in "skibble down the hallways" and "sklathe" as in "sklathe across the bed" and phrases like "I pat her on her botto which is large" - referring to Nanny's behind, which actually was "rawther" large (that's another Eloise-ism: "rawther". And btw, that's "botto" with an "o" and nothing beyond it! Became a, well, rawther useful word for diaper changing time when both kids were little. And THEY both wanted to be little pranksters like Eloise, just like I did when I was a kid. And you learn important things like the Plaza is the only hotel in New York that will allow you to have a turtle, and that the reason you go to Paris is to get roses in your cheeks, and that toe shoes make very good ears, and that a box of kleenex AND an egg cup each make very good hats, and that "you have to eat oatmeal or you'll dry up. Anybody knows that." The whimsy of the writing and ESPECIALLY the illustrations!!!! OH MAN, I'm 60 years old and I can STILL kill almost a whole evening pouring over one of those Eloise books. And I still learn things about drawing and cartooning and the little details that convey motion and strong feelings and such. Among my FAVORITE books!

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