Little Blue Chair

illus. by Madeline Kloepper. 40p. Tundra. Jan. 2017. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9781770497559.
PreS-Gr 2—A boy named Boo has a little blue chair that is the perfect place to eat, read, even nap. But Boo grows up, and the chair stays small, so Boo's mom puts it out on the lawn with a sign that reads: "Please Take Me," and so begins the little blue chair's journey. Along its way, the chair finds many homes and purposes: holding planters, sitting on top of an elephant, functioning as a bird feeder, and even becoming a seat on a Ferris wheel. The chair travels the globe until it (accidentally) makes its way back to Boo, now a grown man with a daughter just the right size for a freshly painted little blue chair. The ink and pencil drawings give this picture book a beautiful, simple, and romantic quality.
VERDICT The subtle message about repurposing is especially relevant and could lead to great storytime or classroom discussion. While not a must-purchase, this lovely book would make a great addition to most collections.

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