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Ife's First Haircut
     

Ife's First Haircut

by Ifeoma Onyefulu
 

Chineze thinks her little brother Ife's hair is messy! But soon it's time for Ife to have his first haircut. Uncle Mike very carefully cuts Ife's hair with his scissors and a comb, and afterwards there's a party for Chineze and her family to celebrate Ife's very first haircut.

Set in Nigeria, this gentle and reassuring First Experiences story will strike a chord

Overview

Chineze thinks her little brother Ife's hair is messy! But soon it's time for Ife to have his first haircut. Uncle Mike very carefully cuts Ife's hair with his scissors and a comb, and afterwards there's a party for Chineze and her family to celebrate Ife's very first haircut.

Set in Nigeria, this gentle and reassuring First Experiences story will strike a chord with young children everywhere. The other titles in this series are: Vicky Goes to the Doctor, Deron Goes to Nursery School, Grandma Comes to Stay, New Shoes for Helen, Omer?¿«s Favourite Place.

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‘An interesting look at how things are done in other countries.’

'An interesting look at how things are done in other countries.'

School Library Journal
11/01/2014
PreS-Gr 1—First word. First steps. First haircut. Onyefulu expertly demonstrates once again that children's milestones are both universal and personal. In this book, she invites readers into a home in Nigeria as a family plans for and then celebrates toddler Ife's first haircut. Told from big sister Chinaza's perspective, the narrative introduces the family members and simply explains the events of the big day: "Then Uncle Mike arrives to cut Ife's hair. He shows Chinaza a comb and a pair of scissors. Chinaza is very excited." The haircut is followed by a party that evening with friends and relatives. Onyefulu's color photographs illustrate the tender story with a portraitlike charm and nearly tell the story on their own. Together with the other books in this series, or in a study of customs and cultures around the world, this title offers teachers an opportunity to foster appreciation for diversity and explore commonalities shared by people worldwide.—Lynn Van Auken, Oak Bluffs School, MA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847803641
Publisher:
Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Publication date:
05/13/2014
Series:
First Experiences Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Ifeoma Onyefulu was raised in a traditional village in Eastern Nigeria. A is for Africa, her first book, has become a classic title in the genre of cultural diversity. Ifeoma has twice won the Children's Africana Book Award: Best Book for Young Children in the USA: Here Comes our Bride won in 2005 and Ikenna Goes to Nigeria in 2008. Ifeoma lives in London with her two sons. Her other titles for Frances Lincoln are African Christmas, Chidi Only Likes Blue, Chinye, Deron Goes to Nursery School, Ebele's Favourite, Emeka's Gift, The Girl Who Married a Ghost, Grandma Comes to Stay, My Grandfather is a Magician, New Shoes for Helen, One Big Family, Saying Goodbye and A Triangle for Adaora.

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