Early Lit Bits: “Chloe” Book Review

Chloe by Peter McCarty
Chloe loves family night more than anything, sharing time with her 10 older siblings and 10 younger siblings.  However, when a big television arrives for the family to watch on family night, Chloe finds a way to entertain everyone without technology.  Soon all the children abandon the television and produce their own show! 

This is a heart-warming bedtime read, with Peter McCarty’s trademark illustrations.  The spare text allows for plenty of conversation between you and your child as you read together.  Talk with your child about things you can do together for an “unplugged” family night, such as board games, puzzles or coloring.  And if you have any bubble wrap handy, release some energy by popping away!  Talking with your child helps build vocabulary, which is a great way to get ready to read!

This article originally appeared in our Early Lit Bits eNewsletter. Read the most recent issue online or sign up to receive this monthly update highlighting early literacy tips and resources for parents and caregivers.


Written by Sheri


Sheri is the Kent District Library ILS & Electronic Resources Coordinator. She loves KDL’s eBook collection and her NOOK because they allow her to fit a whole stack of books in her purse to take with her wherever she goes.

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