Books by Hilary Knight

NINA IN THAT MAKES ME MAD by Steven Kroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"A little parental TLC finally calms the storm, as it usually does. (Graphic early reader. 6-8)"
A young child presents a catalogue of timeless irritations and injustices in a 1976 outing with art and text lightly massaged and reformatted for newly independent readers. Read full book review >
ELOISE TAKES A BAWTH by Kay Thompson
FICTION
Released: Oct. 22, 2002

"Here's the extraordinary extrovert at her very grawndest (and most destructive); rare is the reader who won't be up for repeat dives into her upper-crust, never-humdrum world. (Picture book. 7+)"
Proving herself once again more Force than Child, Eloise wreaks watery havoc upon the Plaza Hotel in an episode announced nearly 40 years ago but never published. Read full book review >
TEN TALL SOLDIERS by Nancy Robison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 1991

"Good fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A perky story about a king, ``short and round...[and] not very brave,'' who doesn't realize that the monsters who keep frightening him are his own shadow. Read full book review >
HAPPY BIRTHDAY by Lee Bennett Hopkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 1991

"A simple idea for a book, executed with unusual success. (Poetry/Picture book. 4-8)"
An appealing, hand-sized collection of 16 poems, mostly contemporary and familiar but concluding with a line from Shakespeare, deftly arranged to lead the reader through a day and the preparations for a traditional party. Read full book review >
WHEN I HAVE A LITTLE GIRL by Charlotte Zolotow
Released: Nov. 3, 1965

"It staggers, while it delights, the imagination that all the way back to Neanderthal days, mothers were probably restraining their daughters from tickling the fox-faced furs of the imposing ladies in front of them."
From the illustrations, the girl narrator could be one of Eloise's cousins— on the brunette side of the family but also directly descended from the same double jointed imp. Read full book review >
HELLO, MRS. PIGGLE-WIGGLE by Hilary Knight
Released: Feb. 27, 1957

"Eloise) Knight's drawings add a benevolent malevolence."
These further stories of Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and her various "cures" take the same tack as Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Farm in their moderately funny to hilarious illustrations of the consequences of being a show-off, crybaby, a bully, a whisperer and a slowpoke. Read full book review >