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 A Mighty Girl's Arts & Crafts section for lots of craft ideas like those featured in the book!
"More of a storybook than a craft how-to (young crafters can take comfort in the link to a website with instructions for making the crafts depicted), this vignette features a young girl dealing with feelings of inadequacy, peer pressure, and birthday-gift one-upmanship....Pencil-and-digital art in pastel colors render the everygirl drama in an accessible, cartoon style. The girls’ facial expressions are priceless, especially when they face off across paragraphs, London looking scornful on the left and Chloe with an exaggerated blasé shrug on the right. A pleasant girl-centric story ideal for those beginning to make the leap from shorter picture books." -- Diane Foote, Booklist
|4 - 8
|Feb 21, 2012
|Atheneum Books for Young Readers