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Publisher Comments:

Molly always dreamed of having a sister who is just like her. But she got Chloe, instead. These two sisters are nothing alike: Molly loves to color with crayons. Chloe prefers the taste of wax. Molly loves to read. Chloe prefers to nibble a book's spine. Molly is frustrated! But then she realizes that maybe sisters aren't the ones next to you on the piano bench, they're the ones dancing to the music you play! This humorous, perceptive snapshot of sibling love is perfect for those who may need a bit of convincing what fun little siblings can be!

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"'I was hoping for a little sister who was just like me,' says Molly, the nettled narrator of Player's first picture book. 'But I got Chloe, instead.' Molly colors with crayons; Chloe treats crayons like finger food. Molly loves books; Chloe loves to tear pages out of books. It's so annoying, and yet... maybe the narrator is being a little unreasonable in her hopes for a clone of her own? And maybe there's something nondestructive that both sisters can have fun doing? Player's ability to stir up sympathy early on for Chloe, along with his super-stylized, saturated-color graphics (he formerly designed for Paul Frank Industries), give an otherwise familiar sibling-resentment story a fresh twist. In fact, rather than wear out its welcome, his anime — meets — Mary Blair style actually propels the story forward, providing an exuberant counterpoint to the minimalist text (Chloe, the picture of exuberance, is seen gleefully unrolling toilet paper, devouring cookies, throwing clothes, and chasing bubbles in one scene). Readers, and girls in particular, will close the book wanting to hear more from these sloe-eyed sisters. Ages 3 — 6." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Micah Player (Paperrifle.com) is an illustrator living in Los Angeles who previously worked at Paul Frank Industries as a designer and creative director. He is the illustrator of the Sports Matching Game and Around the World Puzzle. This is his first picture book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811878654
Author:
Player, Micah
Publisher:
Chronicle Books
Subject:
Children s-Reference Family and Genealogy
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20120431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 1
Language:
English
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9.25 x 10 x 0.5 in 0.8 lb
Age Level:
from 3 up to 6

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Product details 32 pages Chronicle Books (CA) - English 9780811878654 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'I was hoping for a little sister who was just like me,' says Molly, the nettled narrator of Player's first picture book. 'But I got Chloe, instead.' Molly colors with crayons; Chloe treats crayons like finger food. Molly loves books; Chloe loves to tear pages out of books. It's so annoying, and yet... maybe the narrator is being a little unreasonable in her hopes for a clone of her own? And maybe there's something nondestructive that both sisters can have fun doing? Player's ability to stir up sympathy early on for Chloe, along with his super-stylized, saturated-color graphics (he formerly designed for Paul Frank Industries), give an otherwise familiar sibling-resentment story a fresh twist. In fact, rather than wear out its welcome, his anime — meets — Mary Blair style actually propels the story forward, providing an exuberant counterpoint to the minimalist text (Chloe, the picture of exuberance, is seen gleefully unrolling toilet paper, devouring cookies, throwing clothes, and chasing bubbles in one scene). Readers, and girls in particular, will close the book wanting to hear more from these sloe-eyed sisters. Ages 3 — 6." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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