Crafty Chloe

by Kelly DiPucchio and Heather Ross

Chloe is good at making things, from flowers out of coffee filters to clothes for... read more

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)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2013

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