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Chloe Hardcover – May 15, 2012

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“What elevates this is McCarty’s fabulous art, which brings the idea of a really big family delightfully to life. A warm and wonderful treat that’s great for family story hours.” (Booklist (starred review))

“Still bewitching, yet serious about her strong opinions, Chloe continues to stand out in a crowd.” (Publishers Weekly (starred review))

“The gentle, child-friendly artwork complements the story told with minimal text. The result is a calming bedtime story for family sharing.” (School Library Journal (starred review))

“Drawn in delicate pen-and-ink and watercolors, McCarty’s impeccably cute creatures seem to hover magically in midair, like little balloons in some fantastical, vaguely Japanese idyll. …After this ode to imaginative play among siblings, we can understand why Henry fell so deeply in love.” (New York Times Book Review)

“In CHLOE, McCarty captures the charm of a large squashed-together family, just in time for summer reunions.” (Boston Globe)

About the Author

Peter McCarty has written and illustrated several acclaimed books for children, including Chloe, which received four starred reviews, and Henry in Love, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year. He is also the author and illustrator of Hondo & Fabian, a Caldecott Honor Book and New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year, and its sequel, Fabian Escapes; T Is for Terrible; Little Bunny on the Move; and Moon Plane, a Charlotte Zolotow Award winner. Peter lives with his wife and their two children in Clinton Corners, New York, where they get lots of snow.



Peter McCarty has written and illustrated several acclaimed books for children, including Chloe, which received four starred reviews, and Henry in Love, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year. He is also the author and illustrator of Hondo & Fabian, a Caldecott Honor Book and New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year, and its sequel, Fabian Escapes; T Is for Terrible; Little Bunny on the Move; and Moon Plane, a Charlotte Zolotow Award winner. Peter lives with his wife and their two children in Clinton Corners, New York, where they get lots of snow.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 1
  • Lexile Measure: 380L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Balzer + Bray (May 15, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061142913
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061142918
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 0.2 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #147,811 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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PETER MCCARTY is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including Fabian Escapes, Moon Plane, and T Is for Terrible, as well as Hondo & Fabian, a Caldecott Honor Book. He lives with his family in upstate New York.

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Over all this was an incredibly funny story about one family's quest to beat the TV habit that I think will resonate both with kids and with adults alike. I even laughed out loud when I reached the last page. Considering that most picture books barely make me crack a smile, that alone was worth the price.

McCarty's illustrations seem tailor made to charm your socks off. Half of this book's fun is seeing so many rolly-polly, line drawn bunnies scurry around each other in the controlled chaos of a large house hold. I hope he's planing on doing more books with this particular family!
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My Henry, all of 6 and a bit, fell for Chloe long ago in "Henry in Love". So we had to get this book all about Chloe and her family. Well after three readings on the first night Henry is even more enamored. Chloe is a strong and clever heroine. Henry will be looking for her at school on Monday and probably for some years to come. Oh and the books pretty good too.
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Chloe is adorable. she loves her family and their time together. she is not willing to give it up to a T.V. Her siblings after a little while agree, time together is more fun than watching t.v. here's where it went wrong in my opinion...dad ask them to please be quiet(at least he was polite) and then when all the children started to play he sent them to bed..REALLY!! i think it would have been much better to see dad agree that time together was more fun and turn the t.v. off. Disappointed!!
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I gave my grandson some bubbles to pop after I read Chloe to him...he LOVED them both! I love the simple pleasure and the message as well as the wonderful illustrations! A keeper!
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My granddaughter loves the story of all the many rabbits. She is very maternal with hr dolls, stuffed toys, etc., therefore loved all the little "Children" in the large family. I selected the book because of the imaginative play inside of the large box for the new TV the family received. My 2 grandchildren have spent weeks drawing, cutting out holes, and playing inside a huge box that held an outdoor basketball goal for use in the pool.

Since they had so much fun with that, I purchased the book for her to make a connection with a story and real happenings in her family.

The entire family enjoyed reading the book together.

It was a present for the end of the school year, and will give her many happy times all summer.
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I love this book so much. The illustrations are just divine. Its a very simple story with a great message. After reading to my 3.5 year old,she immediately asked for bubble wrap and I dug some out and she played with it for days and days! I checked out the authors other books after discovering this one, and "Henry in Love" is just as good. I hope to see more of Henry and Chloe as well. A must have classic for anyone's collection.
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Was looking for a story book that referenced the name Chloe. I stumbled across this funny little book which looks perfect for my 3-year old neice, Chloe.
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