for Crafty Chloe
by Kelly DiPucchio
and Heather Ross
Chloe is good at making things, from flowers out of coffee filters to clothes for her dog, Bert. But she’s planning on buying her friend Emma a Flower Girl doll for her birthday, only a girl named London buys one for Emma first. Chloe feigns indifference: “I’m going to make her something special that you can’t even buy in a store.” But London’s horrified response to this idea sends Chloe into a crisis of confidence. She conjures a case of “chicken pops,” hoping to miss the party, but her mom reminds her what a good friend Emma is … and that there will be a pony. So Chloe gets to work. Kelly DiPucchio’s hilarious homage to the value of creativity (and the satisfaction of being proved right) is paired with illustrations by Heather Ross that perfectly match the spirit of the narrative, with Chloe’s dog Bert providing masterful wordless commentary with each and every expression. (Ages 4–8)
CCBC Choices 2013. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2013. Used with permission.
Fancy Nancy meets Martha Stewart in Crafty Chloe, the adorable DIY star of a new picture book series!
When another girl has already purchased the most perfect birthday gift for Chloe’s friend Emma, Chloe decides she’ll make a present—something you can’t buy in a store. But crafting isn’t easy, and it’s beginning to look like she won’t have a great idea in time. Fortunately, with a good doodle session and a whole lot of glitter to inspire her, Chloe figures out just the thing to save the day—and with a little help from her trusty glue gun, she just might save a friendship, too!
This inventive and irresistible picture book will have young readers itching to reach for their googly eyes.
Check out CraftyChloe.com to learn how to make the cool crafts featured in the book!
Publisher description retrieved from Google Books.