Friday, March 30, 2012
Children's Book Review: Crafty Chloe
Written by: Kelly DiPucchio
Illustrated by: Heather Ross
Published by: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2012
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!
* This book was a perfect pick to read to my daughter. She loves to draw, color, and do arts and crafts of all kinds. The main character in the book, Chloe, is super talented in her craft making skills and can even sew clothes (I wish I could do that!). When she gets to the store to buy her friend Emma's birthday present, her classmate London grabs the "Violet" Flower Girl doll that Chloe was going to give to Emma. She decides to make Emma something but stays up all night trying to figure out what that perfect gift will be. Of course she comes up with a creative and perfect gift that Emma loves. My daughter really enjoyed this story and requested it be read to her on several different occasions. If you have a little girl who loves crafts this is a great story to read to her (though my 3 year old son seemed to enjoy it too!).
Family Rating: 1 1/2 thumbs up.