Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Is That You, Eleanor Sue?” as Want to Read:
Is That You, Eleanor Sue?
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Is That You, Eleanor Sue?

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  115 ratings  ·  26 reviews
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.

Eleanor Sue is a master of disguise, but when her mother gets in on the act, along with Grandma, anything
...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published December 4th 2018 by Roaring Brook Press
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Is That You, Eleanor Sue?, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Is That You, Eleanor Sue?

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
3.85  · 
Rating details
 ·  115 ratings  ·  26 reviews


Filter
 | 
Sort order
Stacy Fetters
Dec 25, 2018 rated it liked it
Very imaginative. Great supportive family to help a child’s imagination grow.
Sandy Brehl
Dec 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Kudos to another book that celebrates imagination and creativity. In this case Eleanor Sue has unequaled energy and talents for storytelling, but her mom is equally heroic in fostering that talent and joining In the fun.
Raven Black
Dec 11, 2018 rated it liked it
Just sweet story for anytime reading to your child
Jared White
Each Saturday Eleanor loves to dress up as a variety of people and things and her mother is grand at playing along. This book is charming and has a classic feel to it, though it's actually quite new.

For the age group this is intended for (preschool and maybe to 1st), it's actually quite text-heavy and all the pictures are quite muted (which is one of my favorite styles but doesn't draw the attention of a crowd), so it may not make a good read-aloud for a group. But, if you have some littles who
...more
Tasha
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
Saturdays are the days that Eleanor Sue gets to do her favorite thing: dress up. So she dresses up, climbs out her window and knocks on the front door. When her mother opens the door, Eleanor Sue introduces herself as Mrs. McMuffins, the new neighbor. She is invited in for tea. Twenty minutes later, Eleanor Sue is back at the door as a witch. She is invited in for lunch. Then Eleanor Sue is a wise wizard, a ferocious bear, a delivery person, and a cat. Her next outfit is being dressed as a grand ...more
Barbara
Supported by her mother in her creativity, Eleanor Sue has a treasure trove of costumes from which to choose on the weekends. That's when she dresses up as various characters and comes to visit her mother in those different guises. Her mother plays right along as she comes to the door as a new neighbor with a welcome gift, a witch, a wizard, a bear, a delivery person, and her neighbor's cat. There seems to be no end to her imagination or the characters she can play. But her mother decides to get ...more
Nicole
Jan 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a super cute book! Eleanor Sue likes to dress up and knock on her own front door, her mother plays along (of course). It's a great story about using one's imagination and the ending had me laughing. Great illustrations too! My patrons are going to love this book & one I will be recommending for sure.
Peacegal
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
*Laughing uncontrollably* Oh my goodness, this one is an absolute gem. As a kid who loved pretending to be "other" things, and asked to be addressed as such, this book hit a sweet spot with me. And give Mom and Grandma props for recognizing Elanor's play style and getting in on the fun.
Molly Cluff (Library!)
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A little too texty to use in my preschool storytime, but I love this book, and how Eleanor pretends to be a giant host of characters that come to the door. I love how her mom just totally goes along with it and pretends she's convinced, and at the end when she joins in.
Miss Sarah
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was ok
An elementary and up book about a young girl changing costumes all day and visiting her mother as differnt people and animals. Cute ending.
Syntha Green
Dec 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Full of imagination and warmth
Gabrielle Draxler
Jan 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-book
A really cute representation of imagination and the power of playing - and of parents playing with their chidlren
Maggie Mattmiller
Dec 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Quite possibly the best dedication page ever. One extra star just for that!

Super sweet story. Hopefully it will inspire children to continue to imagine and play without devices...
Milton Public
Jan 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A very cutesy very fun book about a very silly girl. Expect actual giggles from all participants.
Kelly
An imaginative little girl dresses up on a Saturday and interacts with her mother as different characters.
Rebecca Gomez
Jan 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
If you like books that will encourage imagination and creative play, this one is for you!
Tracie
Dec 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Eleanor Sue appears at the door dressed as different characters.
Erin
Jan 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
So cute!
Brooke
Feb 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comps-pb
Very sweet story about playing pretend/ dress up, while building a sense of family and fun!
Stefanie
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
LOVE. Please everyone encourage imagination and play.
Diane
A little girl loves Saturdays ... It’s her day to play dress up and visit her mother, who plays along with the game.
Meghan Hunt
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jp-picture-books
This book is absolutely charming! It's a little too long for library storytimes, but would make an excellent lapsit read.
Jane
Dec 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Tricia Tusa is a genius at drawing the endearingly awkward bodies of children and old ladies. Her gentle humor is so appealing here in this story of dress up and make believe.
Ruth Ann
Adorable story and illustrations about a little girl who loves to play dress-up and surprise her mother at the front door!
Raye
Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sooooo cute.
javadiva
rated it it was amazing
Feb 18, 2019
Laurel Parker
rated it liked it
Jan 28, 2019
Jason
rated it liked it
Jan 25, 2019
Susan
rated it really liked it
Dec 06, 2018
Em
rated it liked it
Jan 15, 2019
« previous 1 3 4 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Goodreads is hiring!

If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you.
Learn more »