Little Blue Chair
Juvenile: Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2
JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play
Jan 24, 2017
8.78 x 10.3 x 0.41 in
COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT
Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award 2018, Short-listed
- Author Bio
A sweet, whimsical tale that chronicles the journey of a chair as it changes hands and uses. Perfect for fans of The Good Little Book, Something for Nothing and Virginia Lee Burton’s The Little House.
Boo’s favorite chair is little and blue. He sits in it, reads in it and makes a tent around it…until the day he grows too big for it. His mother puts the little blue chair out on the lawn where a truck driver picks it up. The truck driver sells it to a lady in a junk store where it sits for many years until it’s sold and put to use as a plant stand. In the years that follow, the little blue chair is used in many other ways—on an elephant ride, in a contest, on a Ferris wheel, in a tree…until the day it flies away, borne aloft by balloons, and lands in a garden of daffodils where a familiar face finds it.
A charming, beautifully illustrated read-aloud that follows the adventures of a little chair, beginning as the seat of a small child who loves books and circling back to that child’s child many years (and bottoms) later.
SWEET NOSTALGIC MESSAGE: Finding new uses for old treasures, learning to appreciate preloved items.
TIMELY CONCEPT: Upcycling, reusing and the maker movement.
BEAUTIFUL READ-ALOUD: Simple, unique prose that begs to be read aloud.
INSPIRES CREATIVITY: The premise and playful narrative showcase creativity and imagination.
AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR: Cary Fagan is a critically acclaimed writer for children and adults.
UP-AND-COMING ARTIST: Madeline Kloepper’s first foray into picture books is a spot-on mixture of traditional and modern.
Publicity: F&G for sales kits
School & library advertising
Featured title at major conferences: OLA and RFTLOI, ALA and BEA
National feature and review attention
LibraryThing Early Reviewer giveaways
Pitch for Earth Day and maker features
Possible Indie’s Pick
Art cards for trade shows
Sharable social images featuring illustrations
Author Website: www.caryfagan.com | www.madelinekloepper.com
Author Social Media: @madelinekloepper
PRAISE FOR Mr. Zinger’s Hat:
“Fagan’s dialogue moves smartly.”—Publishers Weekly
“Every child needs a Mr. Zinger—and his hat!—in his or her life….This book oh-so-softly brings across a sweet multigenerational message about sharing the power of imagination.”—Booklist
“A thoroughly engaging addition to the shelf of stories about story making.”—Kirkus Reviews