The Hairdo That Got Away (Paperback)
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The Hairdo That Got Away (Paperback)

(author), (illustrator)
£7.99
Paperback 32 Pages
Published: 06/01/2022
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Waterstones Says

Using the idea of a child's increasingly untamed hair as a metaphor for the drift and confusion of a family separation, Coelho and Lumbers' touching yet playful picture book is a multi-layered delight.

Nominated for the 2021 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal

Once a month, Dad takes his son to the barbers, come rain or shine. But when Dad disappears, this little boy's hair grows big, ginormous, out of control - and so do his feelings.

A touching and melodic story of family separation from a child's perspective from the author/illustrator duo who brought us the Amnesty International recommended picture book Luna Loves Library Day.

Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781783449064
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 185 g
Dimensions: 251 x 241 x 4 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"A touching story about family interactions – and hair! Poet Joe Coelho tells the story of a moment of sadness in a child's life with great sensitivity and a suitably hopefuly ending." - LoveReading4Kids, Pick of the Month November 2019

"A lyrical, emotional look at the effect of separation, paired with Lumbers’ richly textured art." - Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

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