Chloe, Instead by Micah Player

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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! Plus, this is a fixed-format version of the book, which looks nearly identical to the print version.

About Micah Player

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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.
Published April 6, 2012 by Chronicle Books LLC. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Told from the point of view of an older sister who'd wished for a mini-version of herself, this features irrepressible newcomer Chloe, who bangs on the piano while her big sister is trying to play it, eats the crayons her big sister loves to draw with, shreds picture books and generally wreaks ha...

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“I was hoping for a little sister who was just like me,” says Molly, the nettled narrator of Player’s first picture book.

Mar 19 2012 | Read Full Review of Chloe, Instead

The Bookbag

When Molly imagined her little sister she thought she'd be someone just like her, but instead she got Chloe!

Jan 31 2012 | Read Full Review of Chloe, Instead

City Book Review

The girl likes to color with crayons, but her new sister, Chloe, seems to like the way crayons taste more than how they draw.

Jul 06 2012 | Read Full Review of Chloe, Instead

We Love This Book

Chloe just eats the crayons whilst Molly colours in pictures;

Jan 02 2012 | Read Full Review of Chloe, Instead


When Molly gets upset and yells at Chloe, she has to come to the conclusion that Chloe is her sister and she is perfect the way she is.

Oct 25 2012 | Read Full Review of Chloe, Instead

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