This Is My Hair

This Is My Hair

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by Todd Parr
     
 

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My name is Todd Parr. I live in San Francisco. This is my hair when I'm painting. This is my hair when I see a bear. Open this book to see how silly hair can be!

With bold colors and simple line drawings, up-and-coming artist Todd Parr presents four new books about individuality and self-acceptance. Parents and children are sure to love these fun, bright picture

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My name is Todd Parr. I live in San Francisco. This is my hair when I'm painting. This is my hair when I see a bear. Open this book to see how silly hair can be!

With bold colors and simple line drawings, up-and-coming artist Todd Parr presents four new books about individuality and self-acceptance. Parents and children are sure to love these fun, bright picture books.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
A round-faced character is shown with her hair in lots of silly forms--messy upon awakening, straight up at a rock concert, with a green face when pig tails are pulled too tight, hair with spaghetti and meatballs, and more. There isn't any discernable logic; few kids for whom the book is targeted will know what a rock concert is, and the repetitious text is sometimes funny but often not. The message on the last page "No matter how your hair looks, always feel good about yourself" is a good one, but it seems tacked on to the board book rather than the central theme.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-A set of clever, small-sized offerings illustrated with boldly outlined minimalist drawings done in primary colors. The round, stick-figure characters are presented with green faces, yellow faces, blue hair, and green hair, and are often amusingly out of proportion. Do's and Don'ts is a balanced selection of the advisable and the ludicrous. "Do help keep the house clean/Don't vacuum up the cat." Alternating silly and serious suggestions makes the sensible advice palatable for kids. The Okay Book is a refreshingly agenda-free affirmation of individuality. "It's okay to wear two different socks...It's okay to wear glasses...It's okay to eat all the frosting off your birthday cake." Things That Make You Feel... gently reminds readers of the balance in their lives, "Good chicken soup/Bad chicken pox." This Is My Hair is straightforward and humorous: "This is my Hair in pigtails/This is my Hair with spaghetti and meatballs in it." A short, but appropriate message from the author at the end of the book states, "No matter how your hair looks, always feel good about yourself." All four titles offer reassuring and kindhearted lessons.-Christy Norris Blanchette, Valley Cottage Library, NY Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Parr has a child's take on hair's many states—it can stand on end, blow in the wind, bubble with soap, or be pulled back into pigtails. He playfully records hair situations most children will recognize: Hair at a rock concert stands up straight, while a 'do with too much hairspray turns into bedsprings gone berserk. Simple line drawings done in bold colors communicate the narrator's notions: "This is my hair with my hat off" shows hair so flat a steam roller might have driven over it. The ending is uplifting—"No matter how your hair looks, always feel good about yourself. Love, Todd." This book and its companions (The Okay Book, Do's and Don'ts, and Things That Make You Feel Good/Things That Make You Feel Bad) have an attitude and look that should send them flying off the shelves. (Picture book. 3-6)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316692366
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
04/01/1999
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 6.16(h) x 0.33(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Todd Parr has created numerous popular books for children, as well as designs for numerous products including children's games, furniture, clothing, bedding, and school supplies.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Berkeley, California
Date of Birth:
July 9, 1962
Place of Birth:
Rock Springs, Wyoming
Education:
High school diploma
Website:
http://www.toddparr.com

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This Is My Hair 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
reginamay More than 1 year ago
Funny and sweet