Chloe, Instead (Hardcover)

By Micah Player (Illustrator)

Chronicle Books, 9780811878654, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 18, 2012

List Price: 15.99*
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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!

About the Author

Micah Player ( 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.

Praise For Chloe, Instead

"A charming story about sibling love." - School Library Journal

"Will be appreciated in families welcoming a new addition to the household." - Kirkus Reviews

"The final image of the two sisters snuggling is pure parental delight. " - The New York Times

"Readers, and girls in particular, will close the book wanting to hear more from these sloe-eyed sisters." - Publishers Weekly

"Devastatingly sweet" -