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.
A boy's favorite blue chair finds a wealth of new purposes as it's passed from one temporary owner to another, over many years and miles. After the boy, Boo, outgrows the chair, his mother puts it out on the curb with a sign that reads, "Please take me," launching a chain of events that sees the chair pressed into service as a plant stand, bird feeder, a chair for elephant rides, and a replacement seat on a Ferris wheel (the latter two uses being more whimsical than entirely safe, perhaps). Newcomer Kloepper works in a quiet palette of muddied green, red, mustard, and gray-blue, and she stocks her charming scenes of houseboats, amusement parks, and homes with a multitude of objects that invite close perusal and which, like Boo's chair, might have their own intriguing histories and futures. Fagan (I Wish I Could Draw) can't resist a full-circle ending involving an adult Boo: this is, at heart, a romantic story, one that makes a lovely case for finding value and utility in secondhand items, and for sharing them when they are no longer needed. Ages 3 7.