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I Love My Hair! Board book – 1 Feb 2004

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Product details

  • Board book: 22 pages
  • Age Range: 2 - 4 years
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; Brdbk edition (1 Feb. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316525588
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316525589
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.6 x 15.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,303 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A very special book about self-acceptance."

"Wonderful watercolor illustrations complete this sensitive, sweet story of learning to love yourself without compromise."

"A celebration of African American identity...Lewis's watercolors are masterful."

"[A] gracefully told story. Lewis's realistic watercolors take fanciful flight. Together, author and artist impart a reassuring message for all children about the importance of appreciating what they look like as part of who they are."

About the Author

Natasha Anastasia Tarpley is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and numerous other awards.

E.B. Lewis is the illustrator of two Corretta Scott King Honor Books, including The Bat Boy and His Violin by Gavin Curtis and Talkin' About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman by Nikki Grimes
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Format: Board book
I bought this book for two of my god-daughters and they both loved it so much! Both mums told me that the children even slept with the book!
This book is much needed for little Black girls, not just here in the UK, but worldwide as it is a rare book which teaches self-acceptance through images as well as words.
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i bought this wonderfull book for my little girl,who is mixed race ,she loves me to read it to her,it is a gracefully told story where her mum tells her, her hair is beautiful and you can wear it in any style you choose thats why shes lucky to have it
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I bought this book for my nieces in the Caribbean, both aged 7 years, and they absolutely love it. It's their favourite book out of several similar ones I've bought them. It's easy to follow, and they can both relate to the pictures and the story. Also, it's a board book which is great as the pages can't be ripped! Definitely a great self acceptance book for black or mixed race girls who might compare their hair to caucasian hair. Every home/school should have a copy!
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My daughter always showed early signs of loving books from about 6 months so at Christmas I decided to start building her collection. She was only 18 months old when I bought this for her and every day she was throwing it into my hand and saying "book!". She loves it, and I love it more. Especially as it takes me back to my childhood and getting my hair pulled!

I particularly find it useful as she is growing up with images and representations of herself that she can understand. At 22 months old now, she opens the book, points to the hair and says, "Mummy, haaair!" The image looks like her and definately looks like me when I'm trying to keep her still whilst combing and braiding!

No matter how young or old the child is, this book is an essential for the Afro Caribbean/European youth. Positive and realistic images of themselves and their traditions are few and far between, so this is a welcome must have.
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I love,love,love this book! This book is a must for all girls, I read this whilst doing my children's hair and they really enjoy listening to the story and also share there own experiences. A wonderfully put togethere book with good quality hard wearing pages that are easy to wipe clean.
If your looking at this book don't think twice you'll have no regrets what so ever.
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This is a lovely story but aimed at a very young child. Beautifully illustrated and aimed at girls with Afro hair it tells a very true to life picture. I did think of returning it as it is too young for my granddaughter but have decided to keep it anyway as I really love the book and it's excellent value for money.
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THE FIRST THAT I HEARD OF A BOOK GEARED TOWARDS MY BEAUTIFUL LITTLE GIRL THAT WENT STRAIGHT TO THE HEART. IT REPRESENTS TO ME A STORY OF A BEAUTIFUL BONDING EXPERIENCE BETWEEN A DAUGHTER AND A MOTHER. I TOO HAD THAT EXPERIENCE WITH MY MOTHER AND HAVE TAKEN THE TIME TO PASS THAT EXPERIENCE ALONG TO MY DAUGHTER SO THAT WHEN SHE IS OLD ENOUGH TO PASS IT ALONG TO HER DAUGHTER, I HOPE THAT THIS BOOK IS IN GOOD CONDITION TO USE. IT SHOWS THAT BONDING EXPERIENCES OF GETTING MY HAIR DONE WAS ONE OF THE BEST IN MY LIFE.
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Format: Hardcover
I loved this book. I am a public librarian and a mother. It is so difficult to find any material that gives black children a sense of self and this book accomplishes the task!!! Also, the illustrations by E. B. Lewis are wonderful.
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