제목 : ELOISE 시리즈: ELOISE TAKES A BAWTH
저자 : Kay Thompson, illustrated by Hilary Knight
출판사 : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; 1st edition
대상 : 5 and up
출간일 : October 22, 2002
분량 : 64 pages
말괄량이 뉴요커 엘로이즈 시리즈의 결정판! 『엘로이즈의 목욕소동』. 《엘로이즈》시리즈는 세계 최고의 뉴욕 프라자 호텔에서 생활하는 일곱 살 꼬마 아이의 일상을 보여주는 그림책입니다. 엘로이즈를 따라 호텔 곳곳을 정신 없이 누비다 보면 마치 한 편의 애니메이션을 보는 듯 합니다. 개성 있고 섬세한 묘사의 일러스트로 주인공인 천방지축 말괄량이 엘로이즈를 더욱 생동감 있게 그려냅니다. 오늘은 호텔 지배인인 살로몬 아저씨가 방문한대요. 유모는 엘로이즈에게 깨끗히 씻으라며 엘로이즈는 욕실로 보냅니다. 엘로이즈는 욕실문을 걸어 잠그고, 욕조에 달린 수도꼭지를 몽땅 다 열어요. 그리고 세면대의 수도꼭지도, 물이 나올만한 꼭지는 모두 찾아서 열어줍니다. 물이 콸콸 쏟아지게 말이죠. [양장본] / ♣이런 점이 좋습니다! 『엘로이즈의 목욕소동』에서는 엘로이즈의 기발한 상상력이 만들어낸 놀라운 세계를 만나볼 수 있어요. 엘로이즈의 즐거운 목욕놀이는 과연 어떻게 될까요?
ELOISE has been celebrated at the PLAZA, in PARIS, at CHRISTMASTIME, in MOSCOW. Now ELOISE takes a plunge in the BAWTH.
What's this--a new Eloise, never before seen or published? News doesn't get better than that. Kay Thompson first wrote Eloise Takes a Bawth in Italy in the 1960s with Hilary Knight and pal Mart Crowley; it has been marinating until now for a release with all-new drawings by Hilary Knight. Of course, this time Eloise is not in Moscow, not in Paris, she is simply in the bawth at home in the Plaza Hotel. With Eloise, though, nothing is simple. Perhaps especially the notion of taking a bath, where you have to "skibble into the bathroom and take off all your clothes," then strike a pose and look in the mirror, and splawsh, and sing, and bathe with turtle Skipperdee and dog Weenie. And pretend to be the "loosest cannonball in all the Caribbean" and "Little Miss Mermaid but let's keep that between us." But what's this? Could Eloise's bathtime shenanigans be causing a drip that "has begun to drop within the walls and hallowed halls of the stately old Plaza?" Drenching the elite at the Venetian Masked Ball in the Grawnd Ballroom, no less? Fabulously decadent scenes of Eloise enacting wild battles and undersea dives in the bathtub on the "tip top floor" of the Plaza contrast deliciously with the resulting swampy splendor of the ballroom. Extended fold-out cross-sections of the hotel's plumbing system and a spectacular, colorful, double gatefold illustrating the underwater ball ("the sensation of the social season" thanks to Eloise!) add drama and silliness as well. A splawsh indeed! (Ages 6 to 106) --Karin Snelson
From Publishers Weekly
Ever-irrepressible Eloise absolutely loves taking a bawth, and her devotees will absolutely love seeing her "splawsh, splawsh, splawsh" her way through a delightfully disastrous-yet ultimately propitious-time in the tub. "You have to be absolutely careful when you take a bawth in a hotel," announces the famous Plaza-dweller, who ignores her own advice and turns on all of the faucets ("Let that water gush out and slush out into that sweet old tub tub tub and fill it up to the absolutely top of its brim so that it can slip over its rim onto the floor if it wants to"). A judicious use of blue on Knight's trademark pen-and-inks traces the flow of water as it seeps from the penthouse through the floors of the Plaza Hotel into the grand ballroom, where workers feverishly prepare for the Venetian Masked Ball. Featuring two gatefold spreads, Knight's drolly detailed pictures depict the hotel's startled guests and employees as water gushes from such unexpected sources as elevator buttons and chandeliers. Oblivious Eloise, meanwhile, blissfully imagines herself driving a speedboat full throttle, water skiing and battling pirates in the Caribbean. A postscript (cleverly presented as a message in a bottle) explains that Thompson and Knight collaborated on this book 40 years ago, and it has been brought to light with the help of playwright Crowley. Since the buoyant art and humorously bubbly text surely rise to the level of its precursors, it's high time this book appeared, "for Lord's sake," as Eloise herself might say. Ages 5-up.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From School Library Journal
Grade 1 Up-Irrepressible Eloise continues to confound the staff of the Plaza Hotel with her imaginative and disaster-producing adventures. Nanny informs the mischievous child that she must take a bath as Mr. Salomone, "the sweetest old manager in this sweet old world busy busy busy with the Venetian Masked Ball in the Grawnd Ballroom tonight," is taking a much-needed break and coming for tea. The resulting elaborate pre-tub rituals and an endless soak full of pirates, motorboats, water skis, etc., create major plumbing problems that saturate the hotel and flood the ballroom. However, when Eloise is hauled off by the manager to confront the mess she has made, what do they discover but a highly authentic Venetian celebration complete with floating gondolas and wet but enthusiastic revelers. Knight's witty line drawings capture Eloise's wild imaginings and capricious personality and those fascinated with the underpinnings and plumbing of a huge hotel will find the myriad details fascinating. The two double-gatefold illustrations are awesome. The text and pictures wander all over the page in perfect imitation of this cantankerous heroine. As in her previous adventures, the language is quirky and sophisticated, sometimes difficult to follow, and probably more appealing to adults. A "rawther" necessary purchase where Eloise is wildly popular.
Carol Ann Wilson, Westfield Memorial Library, NJ
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
PreS-Gr. 3. Eloise is back, this time in a story suitable to her fame and much better than the last book, which found her in Moscow, for goodness' sake. Apparently ready for publication way back in 1964, this was buried because of "artistic differences." Starting with sketches he originally made 40 years ago, Knight, working with Thompson's heirs and editors, has put together a sprawling, "rawther" amusing tale of Eloise and an ill-fated bath. Nanny tells Eloise not to dawdle in the tub, because the manager of the Plaza Hotel is coming to tea, despite fevered preparations for the Venetian Masked Ball in the "Grawnd" Ballroom. Oh, but Eloise does dawdle. She fills the tub to the "top of its brim, so that [the water] can slip over the rim," which is exactly what it does as Eloise flits in and out of the tub, splishing, splashing, and totally oblivious to the fact that water is seeping, then pouring down into the Grand Ballroom. Thompson's involved rhymed text is enhanced by Knight's inventive artwork, which views the wreckage from every vantage point. Kids will adore seeing Eloise in her room and the wreckage down below, and they'll love the foldout revealing the plumbing of the Plaza. The final spread, showing the Venetian Ball, now authentic because water is flowing everywhere, is an elaborate delight, quite worthy of Eloise. Ilene Cooper
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*글쓴이 케이 톰슨(Kay Thompson)
1930년대에 가수로 활동을 시작해 작사가, 작곡가, 배우로도 활동했습니다. 뉴욕 플라자호텔에서 생활하던 시절, 친구들에게 재미로 들려주시 시작한 말괄량이 뉴요커, 깜찍한 7세 소녀 엘로이즈의 이야기로 가장 주목할 만한 작가가 되었습니다. 그 후, 편곡 등의 음악 활동을 하다가 1998년 뉴욕에서 사망했습니다.
**그린이 힐러리 나이트(Hilary Knight)
뉴욕 태생의 글 작가이자 그림 작가입니다. 오십여 권의 어린이 그림책을 만들었으며, 그 중 여섯 권은 직접 집필하기도 했습니다.