I Love My Haircut! (Board book)
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In this companion to the top-selling I Love My Hair! (originally titled and adapted from Bippity Bop, Barbershop), a young boy named Miles makes his first trip to the barbershop with his father--but he's afraid that the haircut will hurt! With the support of his dad, the barber, and the other men in the barbershop, Miles bravely sits through his first haircut. In the end, Miles's father even decides to receive the same haircut as Miles! Now in board book format, here is a much-needed story about a milestone moment for toddlers, featuring African American characters and a loving father-son relationship that is perfect for Father's Day and all year round.
About the Author
Natasha Anastasia Tarpley is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and numerous other awards. She is also the author of I Love My Hair! She currently resides in Illinois.
E.B. Lewis has illustrated over seventy books for children, including Nikki Grimes' Talkin' About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman, the 2003 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner; Tolowa M. Mollel's My Rows and Piles of Coins, an ALA Notable Book and a Coretta Scott King Honor Book; Bat Boy and His Violin by Garvin Curtis a Coretta Scott King Honor Book, and Jacqueline Woodson's The Other Side, a 2002 Notable Book for the Language Arts. He currently resides in New Jersey.
Praise for I Love My Haircut! (formerly titled Bippity Bop Barbershop):
"The light-dappled watercolor paintings give the scenes a real sense of place while bringing the characters to life through a sensitive depiction of expressions, gestures, and body language. A child-centered story, well paced and beautifully illustrated."—Booklist, starred review
"What Natasha Anastasia Tarpley did for the mother-daughter bond in I Love My Hair! she now does for father and son..."—Publishers Weekly
"Tarpley's I Love My Hair! celebrates the positive self-image and cultural identity of African-American girls, and [this book] does the same for boys... Lewis's delightfully fluid watercolor illustrations get everything just right. The book is filled with cheerful and loving scenes of home and community..."—School Library Journal
Praise for I Love My Hair!:
"In this gracefully told story, a young African-American heroine celebrates her lovely head of hair as part of her heritage."—Publishers Weekly
"A very special book about self-acceptance."—School Library Journal
"This picture book is a celebration of African American identity."—Booklist
"Lewis's imaginative and warm interpretations of these exchanges as well as the inclusion of bits of African-American cultural history expand the personal content."—Kirkus