Parents' Guide to

Crafty Chloe

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Charming celebration of homemade gifts from the heart.

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Chloe is a resourceful heroine, and her creative drive is inspiring. Kids probably will relate to her insecurity as she prepares for Emma's party, even if the idea that someone might look down on a homemade gift is a new concept for them. London, with her superior, hip attitude, unfortunately will be all too familiar to girls in early elementary school.

One nit: The mean-girls undercurrent adds a sour note to CRAFTY CHLOE. Chloe is portrayed as an outsider, uncomfortable with typical kid pursuits such as video games, dance classes, and sports and easy prey for catty London. This will resonate with many readers, but it would have been nice to have a more secure heroine or a less flimsy adversary.

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