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Crafty Chloe Hardcover – February 21, 2012
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--Kirkus Reviews, November 15, 2011, *STAR
“This vignette features a young girl dealing with feelings of inadequacy, peer pressure, and birthday-gift one-upmanship…. The girls’ facial expressions are priceless…. A pleasant girl-centric story ideal for those beginning to make the leap from shorter picture books.”
--Booklist, December 15, 2011
“DiPucchio’s writing has an amusingly wry conversational tone…. Ross’s snappy illustrations, with high-spirited pencil lines touched with digital color, depict wide-eyed, redheaded Chloe at home in a detailed crafty girl’s paradise where tubes of glitter, sewing patterns, and scraps of paper litter the floors, and Chloe’s dog, Bert, is an expressive and supportive assistant.”
--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, January 2012
“This book loudly shouts that everyone has talents and encourages children to develop those things they do well…. In Chloe, the author has created a gracious spirit who gives of herself. Illustrations support the story’s playful mood.”
—Library Media Connection, Recommended
Top Customer Reviews
It's planning for Emma's birthday gift when things begin to go awry for Chloe. Enter London, the classic girl who seems to be up on all the latest trends, and who has a knack in using a tone of voice, and lifted eyebrow to invoke doubt, and insecurity in those around her. Through a series of mishaps, Chloe is put to the test as she navigates the minefield of being true to herself, vs. the expectations of friends. This is a fantastic true-to-life picture book that will provide and provoke great classroom discussions about how we treat one another. Outstanding illustrations full of color, humor, and nuance.
On a bright note, the illustrations are lovely. There are a lot of nice touches, like end papers covered with hand-drawn scissors and rigatoni necklaces.Read more ›
My 5 year old received this book for her birthday and, after reading it, I want a copy just for me. It is delightful in every way AND teaches a number of valuable lessons without jamming it down children's throats (a pet peeve of mine).
The illustrations are wonderful and the story is a delight.
A very definite 5 STARS.
Heather Ross, illustrator of Crafty Chloe has done an exceptional job in bringing the characters of this story to life and keeping children engaged in the story. I also learned she is a fabric designer, so it's no wonder her designs really stand out! I loved the illustrations and the style was really fun and done in neat artsy way. I've caught my daughter sitting in her room with this book just looking at the illustrations since she can't read yet.
The story of Crafty Chloe is about a a girl that isn't the star athlete or ballerina dancer but one who loves to create! When we meet Chloe, we see that she has plans to make a unique gift for her friends birthday even though another girl she knows turns her nose up at the very idea of it! The story is quite fun and children can learn valuable lessons such as love, value, worth, and care. My daughter loves Crafty Chloe and has been brining the book for me to read to her everyday!
I highly recommend gifting this book to the crafty little girl in your life! An added bonus to the book is the website of Crafty Chloe which features fun crafts suggestion and ideas to create just like the ones seen in the book!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Amazing story for little girls. This is the #1 book for my 5 year old. She hunts the library over and over for this book each visit. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Caroline Beasley
We love crafts at our house, and Crafty Chloe fits right in! Three cheers for creativity!Published 5 months ago by Bryson
The story really motivated my girls to look inside themselves and find what they love to do.Published 14 months ago by Theresa Armstrong
We loved it because my daughter's
name is Chloe. There's a good lesson in there about being creative. Making things is very special. And always be nice to another person.
There were several words that were quite negative in this story. I had to change them while reading allowed to my child. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Melanie Moore
my daughter is 5, and she LOVES this book. I do, too. It's clever and creative and just adorable. I have started buying it as a gift for her friends' birthdays. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Nicole Hughes
Bought this book for my daughter who is named Chloe. She loved the book because the ideas in the book are creative and she's a bit of an arty person herself, so she could identify... Read morePublished on June 19, 2014 by EK