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Author: Ann Bonwill

Illustrator: Teresa Murfin

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Publisher: Tiger Tales, 2011

Material: hard cover

Summary: Chloe and her sister Belinda are close but very different. Belinda seems to do everything correctly, while Chloe follows her own path. After trying her hardest to imitate her sister, Chloe finds her own way. This is a story about being true to yourself and not comparing yourself to others.

Type of Reading: family reading, playtime reading, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 3 to 8; read yourself: 7 and Up

Interest Level: 3 to 9

Reading Level: 2.6

Age of Child: Read with children ages 3 and 5.

Young Reader Reaction: My little ballerina requested this book again and again. She loved Chloe, the story, and the illustrations, especially those in ballet class.

Adult Reader Reaction: I liked the book. Chloe is an easy character for kids and parents to identify with. It's a story about loving yourself and finding your own path.

Pros: Readers will love this sweet story, with its a positive and encouraging message. The illustrations are great, too!

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow. I think it's a great book, but it doesn't stand out as one we would have to have in our collection.


Educational Themes: The story's main theme is about finding your own way and not comparing yourself to others. It is also about accepting that everyone has different talents. Both of these things are topics kids - particularly those with siblings - can relate to.

Notes: The publisher donated a copy of this book knowing that we would consider it for review and provide an independent, unbiased profile. This book will be given to a nonprofit to help readers in need.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, performing arts, family

Date(s) Reviewed: May 2015

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