Crafty Chloe

Crafty Chloe


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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 to learn how to make the cool crafts featured in the book!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442421233
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 02/21/2012
Series: Crafty Chloe Series
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 756,811
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 11.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: AD570L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Kelly DiPucchio is the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Grace for President and numerous other books for kids, including Super Manny Stands Up!; Crafty Chloe, Zombie in Love, Gaston, and Antoinette. She lives with her husband and three children in Michigan. You can find out more about Kelly and her books at

Heather Ross is an illustrator and fabric designer whose crafty creations have found commercial success and a massive online following. She has illustrated the Crafty Chloe books Crafty Chloe and Dress-Up Mess-Up and 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

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Crafty Chloe 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Karen_D on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Crafty Chloe is a super cute book and perfect for crafters of any age. I wish i had been half as crafty as Chloe when I was her age. But my love was reading and horses. At the office I have a co-worker who is really imaginative with the projects she does with her kids this seems like the perfect book for her son and daughter. I do like that Chloe did attempt many activities, such as soccer, ballet, and even video games. Many books bypass the element of trying something out and stick with what the child does best. Chloe has to deal with doubt about her crafty abilities when another girl scoffs at the idea of a homemade gift. Will she make the perfect gift? Will it compete with a store bought doll? Chloe also gets a chance to help her scoffer, London, and prove that she is a kind person too.The illustrations are very well done and I laughed at Chloe's dog in almost every picture. That dog has the funniest expressions; especially when Chloe paints her face and claims to have Chicken Pops. Very cute book! I would highly recommend! Plus you can go to to learn how to make the crafts Chloe makes in the book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
SunshineNC More than 1 year ago
I liked this book very much!