Crafty Chloeby Kelly DiPucchio, Heather Ross (Illustrator)
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/b>
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!
--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
Meet the Author
Kelly DiPucchio is the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Grace for President as well as numerous other books for kids, including Zombie in Love. She lives with her husband and three children in Michigan, and you can visit her at KellyDiPucchio.com.
Heather Ross is an illustrator and fabric designer whose crafty creations have found commercial success and a massive online following. She is also the author of the craft book Weekend Sewing. She grew up in the Vermont countryside and has a tremendous appreciation for nature, which continues to influence her work now that she lives with her husband in New York City. Visit her at HeatherRoss.squarespace.com.
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This book is fantastic. I love that being crafty and "domestic" isn't frowned upon. Chloe doesn't have to be a soccer star, she's herself and uses the talents she has. I like that she doesn't have to excell at a "boy" pursuit to be awesome.
I liked this book very much!