Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Chloe, Instead

Chloe, Instead
By Michah Player
Chronicle Books, 2012. Unpaged. Picture book.

Molly imagines that her younger sister will be just like her and will want to do everything the same way--she has dreams of them playing the piano nicely, side by side. Instead, little sister Chloe likes to POUND on the keyboard, enjoys eating crayons, and chewing on books--exactly the opposite of Molly! But Molly realizes that different can be special and wonderful, just like Chloe.

This was a wonderful book about siblings and family love. The story was warm, friendly, and funny. The illustrations have a great retro-modern vibe and are bright, vivid, and appealing to children and adults. This is a book that can be enjoyed by the whole family and is especially good for an older child experiencing difficulty adjusting to a younger sibling.

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