Oh, What a Tangle!

Oh, What a Tangle!

by Monika Filipina Trzpil, Anita Pouroulis
     
 

Kiki is an artistic, little girl who'd prefer to do anything other than brush her hair every day. There are simply so many other better things to do! So it comes as no surprise when Kikis hair develops a tiny knot. But rather than wish it gone, Kiki nurtures that knot until it becomes something grand, something worthy of an incredible story. An exceptionally

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Overview

Kiki is an artistic, little girl who'd prefer to do anything other than brush her hair every day. There are simply so many other better things to do! So it comes as no surprise when Kikis hair develops a tiny knot. But rather than wish it gone, Kiki nurtures that knot until it becomes something grand, something worthy of an incredible story. An exceptionally imaginitive story by Anita Pouroulisis captured beautifully by the illustrations of Monika Filipina Trzpil. This rhyming tale celebrates the imaginative spirit of children that chooses messy adventure over a pristine and flavourlesso ne. Perfect for any young girl with spirit!

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Publishers Weekly
Horribly tangled hair is the bane of many a small child, but don’t count Kiki in that camp. She disregards her mother’s advice to brush her hair, finding other things to occupy her time: “Like drawing pictures on every right shoe,/ Or painting each toenail a different hue/ Or building a toppling tower of pans/ Or drawing designs on both of her hands.” In short order, Kiki’s once-silky brunette locks have transformed into a gnarled mass, perfect for carrying school supplies, growing herbs, and even cleaning out-of-reach windows. Trzpil’s characters have the prominent brows of a Brancusi sculpture, and she makes the most of each wild scenario: eventually, Kiki’s hair is more topiary than hairdo, and her mother is steaming from her ears. Writing in rhymes that are often forced, Pouroulis emphasizes Kiki as an unconventional, I’ll-do-it-my-way kind of girl, which makes the ending—with Mom using pruning shears to give Kiki a plain old bob—feel like a real loss. The invitation to “See Kiki’s other hairstyles” on an available app isn’t much compensation. Ages 3–8. (June)
From the Publisher

'Oh, What a Tangle!' is a wonderful story by Anita Pouroulis with beautiful illustrations by Monikia Filipina Trzpl.This is a story that tells all those girls out there that don't want to be perfect princesses that it's OK to be yourself. -- Gez Walsh, Poet & Presenter at Radio Phoenix FM

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780957308749
Publisher:
Digital Leaf Limited
Publication date:
06/01/2013
Edition description:
Illustrate
Pages:
36
Product dimensions:
9.85(w) x 9.85(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range:
3 - 8 Years

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