Crafty Chloe by Kelly DiPucchio
Published February 21st 2012 by Simon and Schuster
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!
I adore this book. Still girly enough to appeal to princess and Fancy Nancy fans but not soooo girly it’s over the top. Chloe is a crafter, and make amazing things out of paper, markers, glitter and googly-eyes. The book has great craft ideas, but even better is the lovely story that highlights the love that goes into making something special for someone instead of buying it. Kids will also enjoy the humour laced through out including Chloe’s dog Bert. Aside from the ideas in the book there is a website to go long with it…great source for programming ideas to pair with the story.
This is one to buy for your story time shelf as you’ll want to pull it out again and again.