Medusa refuses to care for her hair, her long locks getting knottier and dirtier with each passing page. Her hair rebellion elicits frozen expressions of shock from her family, but nothing will convince Medusa to brush. Only her hairdresser approaches Medusa with bravery and a blade, successfully solving the problem . . . with a short haircut! All are pleased with this drastic yet adorable solution. Leslie Patricelli’s depictions of this physical comedy bring a lively visual narrative to Joan Holub’s expertly focused text. Includes a summary of the original Medusa’s Wild Hair myth at the end.
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Her tangled mass of golden curls are out of control and need to be tamed but Medusa is having none of it. From showing how she somersaults to brushing her mermaid dolls hair, Medusa avoids it herself, until Grandma arrives and finds the perfect solution. Leave it to Grandma to figure it out. My mother let me grow my hair long when I was little and I remember the frustration in her voice when she tried to get me to hold still long enough to get it untangled. And some of the stuff that stuck in it, I shudder when I remember. LOL Included at the end of the book is the story of the real Medusa told so young ones could understand. The illustrations are colorful and adorable and the adaption of mythology to modern day is delightful. Adults and their youngest to preschoolers and young readers will enjoy these over and over.
This was such a cute book. My daughter loved it. It has sparked a sudden interest in board books for her. I was able to read it, but mostly she likes to flip the pages and point at stuff. I tell her what it is she is pointing too and then she moves on to another page. I really liked how the story basically says that if a kid won't let you take care of their hair, you just might cut it all off. This is something that my mom and I both feel very strongly about. I have a niece that hates to brush her hair. If she were my daughter, I would chop it all off until she was willing to actually brush it. It seems like the most logical way to stop the agony of brushing out tangles. Wonderful book!