Chloe, Instead by Micah Player

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Chloe, Instead by Micah Player (Chronicle Books, 2012) is a sibling book: an elder sister in annoyed by young Chloe, who is always making things difficult. When the sisters find a way to work together, with Chloe dancing to her sister’s music, the older sister appreciates her far more and is glad for Chloe.

This was a nice book to open a conversation with my son (age 5) on how he might be frustrated or annoyed by his baby sister’s ability to change things he likes and get in the way. Since she’s still so young, he did not quite get it yet (she does not get in his way yet). Nevertheless, the illustrations are bright and cheerful, and the end result (Chloe dancing up a storm while her sister plays) is a fun reminder of a possible solution to sibling frustrations. 

Kid thoughts: “I didn’t like it because the sister ate her crayons and ripped the books.”

Reviewed on October 12, 2012

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Rebecca Reid

Rebecca Reid is a homeschooling, stay-at-home mother seeking to make the journey of life-long learning fun by reading lots of good books. Rebecca Reads provides reviews of children's literature she has enjoyed with her children; nonfiction that enhances understanding of educational philosophies, history and more; and classical literature that Rebecca enjoys reading.

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