Little Blue Chair – Cary Fagan, illustrated by Madeline Kloepper


     Little Blue Chair – Cary Fagan, illustrated by Madeline Kloepper, Tundra Books, 9781770497559, 2017

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1-5  (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4

Genre:  picture book

What did you like about the book? I enjoy books like this that highlight re-cycling, repurposing and sharing possessions, while also creatively exploring different cultures, people and places. By focusing on these two enriching values, the little blue chair goes on a great adventure far and wide. It eventually floats back full circle to its original child owner Boo, after pages of  love, creativity and usefulness. The final resting spot as a place to sit and read for Boo’s young daughter is pure joy. Madeline Kloepper’s artwork complimented the meandering mood and brought life to the journey.

Anything you didn’t like about it?  “Chair “books unfortunately  are often compared to the classic Ezra Keats’ Peter’s Chair, but this  book enlarges and builds an ever deeper  chair story. It is equally as charming too!

To whom would you recommend this book?  Preschool and elementary school librarians, parent and grandparents who read and share value based stories to their children.

Who should buy this book? Preschool and elementary school librarians.

Where would you shelve it ?  picture books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Yes

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State:

Diane Neylon, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 

Date of review: Mar. 10, 2017

 

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