Thursday, April 11, 2019

Welcome in Spring with a Good Book: "Is That You, Eleanor Sue? by Tricia Tusa (Review)

Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

I can't believe my oldest daughter will be turning 9 in just a few months.  Where did the time go?  Last night I was cleaning up my computer and stumbled upon folders I forget I set up that had photos of when my girls were little.  Just looking at them made me tear up, as I was reminded that we can't slow down time, and that kids are only little for so long.  While it may seem stressful as parent at times, in a blink of an eye our little kids will not be little anymore, and out on their own conquering the world and finding their place in the world.  But, for right, I am enjoying my girls still being little and enjoying things like dress up and pretend play. :-)

"Is That You, Eleanor Sue?" is a cute new children's book by Tricia Tusa, that will have parents tearing up and/or smiling when they read this book to their children, as they will see the innonence of childhood and how a child thinks he/she can put on a costume or hat and turn into a different character. 

My girls over the years have loved playing dress up, and have tried to fool me into thinking they were a witch, monster or other silly creature or animal.  I love seeing them add sound effects and really get into character as they pretend.

This picture book is all a little girl named Eleanor, who like my girls, likes to dress up and try and fool her mommy into thinking she is someone/something else.  Eleanor will crawl out the window and knocks on the front door, waiting for her mom to answer.  Then, when she does, Eleanor tries out a new persona with her.  Kids and adults will enjoy this cute book, that has whimsicial illustrations that bring the story to life.  

I really enjoyed this book with my girls, and it was a great remember to enjoy the simple pleasures of creative play, and just how much fun being a kid is.  While my girls are already wishing they were older, I am holding on to these childhood years and taking mental photos of them playing dress up and pretend, and seeing them all smiles and full of love for all.

More About this book:

"Saturdays are dress-up days when Eleanor Sue

Climbs out the window . . .
Tiptoes over to the front door . . .
And rings the doorbell.

Ding dong.

When her mother answers, she doesn’t see Eleanor Sue. She sees

A cranky old neighbor. 
Or a hungry witch.
Or a white-bearded wizard.

Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press
On Sale: 12/04/2018
ISBN: 9781250235725
32 Pages, Ages 4-8

Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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