A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Kids learn about how TV affects a household and how to use your imagination and a cardboard box to pretend you're on TV.
Family fun time is worth having, so don't give it up to just watch TV. Playing with your siblings can be more fun.
Positive Role Models
Chloe is a middle child but takes a leadership role in her family. She stands up for what she believes in -- family fun time -- and persuades her brothers and sisters to step away from the set and play. Her parents are kind and understanding, and her dad brings a TV home as a nice present, not thinking it might disturb the family's time for free play.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Chloe features the return of a character introduced in Peter McCarty's award-winning picture book Henry in Love. In this story, Chloe shows her 20 siblings that playing together at "family fun time" is better than just sitting and watching TV. The book celebrates imagination and family togetherness -- which is significant for Chloe, the middle child in a big bunny brood.
Is It Any Good?
CHLOE is a triumph for middle children and fun lovers everywhere. This book features the return of a character introduced in Peter McCarty's bestselling Henry in Love (2009), a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year. Story and ink-and-watercolor art work together perfectly, and McCarty, gives each of Chloe's 20 siblings distinctive looks in their human outfits, so there's lots to look at, even though the spreads and text are spare.
Not everyone has a big family, but everyone knows the lure of TV and can relate to spunky Chloe, a girl who just wants to have fun.
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