Written by Kay Thompson and illustrated by Hillary Knight
Imagine being six and living on the ‘tippy-top floor’ of The Plaza hotel in New York! And having the run of the place! And having a “dog who looks like a cat”! Well, Eloise doesn’t have to imagine any of that. A feisty, eccentric, wild and unapologetic heroine who skitters across the pages in both the glorious words and pictures. Wonderfully bonkers.
Written and illustrated by Tove Jansson
I love all the Moomin books and each one is masterpiece, but this one has to be my most favourite. Beguiling, mysterious, beautifully illustrated and perfect for reading in bed.