Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Read, Read, Read, said the Baby: Hair by Leslie Patricelli

Patricelli adds another delightful title to her board book series of silly baby experiences. Patricelli's rosy-cheeked, white baby has a hair. Just one hair on their head! They take good care of their curly hair, decorating it, washing it, and brushing it. And it grows! Soon it's time for Baby's first haircut. It's a little scary, but it ends well - and there's a final spread of all different kinds of hair, from poodles to bald heads, mohawks to unibrows.

Patricelli's bold colors and lines show the cheerful baby and all its hair adventures, set against boldly colored backgrounds. The book is a sturdy square, with rounded corners. Patricelli's thick brushtrokes show marks below the layer of color, so don't think the book is dirty, it just looks like that.

This is a popular series in my library, featuring the same round-faced baby who happily explores all the excitement and little adventures of learning about the world, from going potty to the first time to first haircuts.

Verdict: If you haven't already been purchasing this series, now is a good time to start and don't miss this latest addition!

ISBN: 9780763679316; Published 2017 by Candlewick; Purchased for the library

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