Happy to Be Nappy

Happy to Be Nappy

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781484788417
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication date: 01/03/2017
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 170,066
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 2.90(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 2 Years

About the Author

A world-renowned cultural critic, feminist theorist, and intellectual, bell hooks is a distinguished author and professor of English. She has written several acclaimed children's books including Be Boy Buzz , Skin Again and Happy to Be Nappy, all illustrated by Chris Raschka.

Chris Raschka is the Caldecott-Award-winning illustrator of The Hello Goodbye Window and A Ball for Daisy. He also received a Caldecott Honor for Yo! Yes? and has written and illustrated numerous books for children, among them three by bell hooks. He lives with his wife and son in New York City.

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Happy to Be Nappy 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
alswartzfager on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This book is great to show that you should love yourself and everything you are born with. I thought this book was humorous and very fun. I think that this should be read to all children. It shows that everyone is different and its good to be different. The tittle makes me laugh. I would recommend this book for all children.
p4style on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Wonderful to find a read-aloud geared to Black females. Great use of rhyme, rhythm, and realistic illustrations. All young Black girls should read books like this to teach and learn pride in their natural hair. Thanks, bell.
beau.p.laurence on LibraryThing 10 months ago
I'm a white girl with nappy hair. a friend gave me this book, and it's a great kids book on loving yourself as you are :~)
rachellwin on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This picture book is geared toward preschool or elementary school aged children, and through illustrations and a sing-songy voice talks about the fun of having the kinky, curly hair of a black person. The illustrations are a vibrant water color that simplifies the hairstyles into beautiful swirls and dollops of hair. The characters also well-reflect the target age group, but appear to all be female, so the book may not be great for male children. The narrative attempts a lyrical quality, but does not quite flow well enough to be read aloud. A nice book that addresses paradigms of beauty and establishes African American culture as something that is not only normal, but is also fun to be a part of. I would recommend this book for the children's section of a public library.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My girls really liked the book. I have a 4 year old and a 3 year old. The illustrations are wonderful, so colorful and wild. My girls pay close attention to each of the girlpies' expressions. I think the wording leaves something to be desired, it doesn't flow as well as the illustrations. But the cutesy name of 'girlpie' hair is sweet.