Bippity Bop Barbershopby Natasha Anastasia Tarpley, E. B. Lewis
In this companion book to the bestselling I Love My Hair, a young boy, Miles, makes his first trip to the barbershop with his father. Like most little boys, he is afraid of the sharp scissors, the buzzing razor, and the prospect of picking a new hairstyle. But with the support of his dad, the barber, and the other men in the barbershop, Miles bravely sits/b>
In this companion book to the bestselling I Love My Hair, a young boy, Miles, makes his first trip to the barbershop with his father. Like most little boys, he is afraid of the sharp scissors, the buzzing razor, and the prospect of picking a new hairstyle. But with the support of his dad, the barber, and the other men in the barbershop, Miles bravely sits through his first haircut. Written in a reassuring tone with a jazzy beat and illustrated with graceful, realistic watercolors, this book captures an important rite of passage for boys and celebrates African-American identity.
- Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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- 9.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.20(d)
- Age Range:
- 4 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
Natasha Anastasia Tarpley is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and numerous other awards.
E.B. Lewis is the illustrator of two Corretta Scott King Honor Books, including The Bat Boy and His Violin by Gavin Curtis and Talkin' About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman by Nikki Grimes.
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Author Natasha Anastasia Tarpley is the author of the children¿s book, I Love My Hair, and author of the adult books, Girl in the Mirror and Testimony. She is the winner of the 1999 Black Board Children¿s Book of the Year, amongst other awards. She resides in New York.
Illustrator E.B. Lewis is the illustrator for the children¿s books: I Love My Hair, The Bat Boy and His Violin, and Down the Road- Which was named a Notable Book for Children by the American Literary Association. His work is frequently exhibited in galleries throughout the U.S. He resides in New Jersey.
This children¿s book, directed to kids 2-6, follows Miles and Daddy through their everyday morning rituals, with a surprise- Miles is getting his first haircut!
I found this to be a delightful book. The illustrations, done in watercolor, are just beautiful and eye-catching. I think this should be a necessity in every salon and barbershop that sees children. It not only displays the great relationship and routine between father and son, but shows kids how getting a haircut is not so scary. It addresses fear on their level and works through it.
Bippity Bop Barbershop is a beautifully illustrated and superbly written children¿s story!
This book by E.B. Lewis and Natasha A. Tarpley, is well written and the watercolor is done good. I would recommend this book to little children, and some teenagers who are having trouble being brave. This book also tells the importance of looking good and taking care of your appearance.Bippity Bop Barber shop is a great book!