Chloe, Instead

Chloe, Instead

Book - 2012
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Chloe is not what her older sister expected, but maybe that is just what makes her special and lovable.
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Chronicle Books, c2012
ISBN: 9780811878654
Branch Call Number: PLA
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ;


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Oct 26, 2018

What a perfect book! I burst out crying at the end. It reminded me so much of how I felt about my little brother, because he was an "instead". I wanted a sister and got a brother instead, but he was quite literally the greatest gift ever.

The book's message is beautiful. The illustrations are charming, colourful, whimsical. I would love the opportunity to read this to kids in a story time setting, because its overarching message about love, patience and acceptance is so relatable.

Dec 25, 2014

The girl in the story loves to play piano. She used to be an only child until her younger sister showed up. She was hoping for a sister just like her, but she got Chloe instead. Chloe is a high energy girl who gets into anything and everything. Her sister prefers quiet activities such as the piano, drawing and reading. Chloe pushes her sister's buttons a bit too much causing her to yell at Chloe. But then she feels bad and calls Chloe back. She plays the piano so that Chloe can dance. The girl is glad she got Chloe instead.

The illustrations are very colorful. They are made digitally and finished with ink and watercolor. They are larger than life pictures that easily show emotions and action.

This is a beautiful story about sisters who are far apart in age, but find ways to have things in common. The girl loves her sister and it shows. I absolutely love it and adore the ending. This book is advertised for ages 3-6 which is perfect as the story is simply told.

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Dec 25, 2014

mmcbeth29 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 6


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