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Best-selling author and psychologist Harriet Lerner teams up with her big sister, biologist Susan goldhor, and world-renowned illustrator Helen ...
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Best-selling author and psychologist Harriet Lerner teams up with her big sister, biologist Susan goldhor, and world-renowned illustrator Helen Oxenbury to bring us a hilarious and heartfelt story about daring to be different.
Posted August 13, 2001
The young girl in this book has an independent nature and respect towards nature. She has a big mess of red curls that everyone else thinks she should change, but she likes herself exactly as she is and doesn't feel the need to conform to anyone else's standards of beauty. The family brings her to the hairdresser to do up her hair in this huge bun for the family reunion. She doesn't like the look at all, until a bird flies down and lands in it,using it as a nest. Everyone thinks she looks goofy, but she is quite proud that the bird chose her and does her best to not upset it's rest, opting to take a bath rather than a shower and sleeping upright in a chair rather than her bed. The day of the reunion, the relatives find her interesting, rather than an oddball. In the end, she cuts off her hair and gives it to the bird who makes a wonderful nest. :-) Too often girls, as well as boys, are pushed to conform to fit in. I loved the fact that Franny felt confident enough about herself to risk going her own way and I thought it was great that she treated the bird in her hair so respectfully.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.