Review sponsored by Xanmaxbooks
The Children’s Book Review | November 21, 2018
Written by Christopher and Alejandro Garcia-Halenar
Illustrated by Sophia Jin
Age Range: 4+
Paperback: 26 pages
Publisher: Xanmaxbooks (November 20, 2018)
What to expect: Hair, Positive Messages, Imagination
No need for any styling tools here. This story has plenty of lift and bounce! With illustrations so luminous they practically glow, Little Miss Crazy Hair bursts from the pages full of joy with her lustrous, rich-brown curls.
Every morning, Little Miss Crazy Hair discusses how she will wear her hair with her trusty dog companion, Duke. With every new hairstyle—French braid, bun, beaded, ponytail, pigtails, and natural—Little Miss Crazy Hair feels emboldened and ready to take on a new adventure. Her escapades include a royal high tea, a day of ballet, sailing a ship down the River Nile, being a veterinarian, exploring the jungle, flying above the clouds, and then a well-deserved sleep-in on Sunday.
With perky text and colorful word choices, fitting in and self-acceptance are the main positive messages of this uplifting picture book. Seven bees have been included in the illustrations with a seek-and-find effect. The bees are purposefully placed on specific pages so as to provide a starting point for deeper conversations on each of Little Miss Crazy Hair’s days. The seven bees stand for:
- Bee Polite
- Bee Determined
- Bee Brave
- Bee Kind
- Bee Yourself
- Bee Adventurous
- Bee Grateful
If you have a reader on your hands that has an early appreciation for tongue-curling-words that are fun to say, vibrant illustrations, or could do with hearing the positive messages scattered throughout the pages that encourage readers to be whoever they dare to be, The Adventures of Little Miss Crazy Hair: The Girl with Curlwill surely appeal.
About the Publisher
Chris and Alex Garcia-Halenar are the loving and doting uncles of their niece, Vivian, who inspired this book with her spunk, her smarts, and of course, her fabulous hair. They are firm believers that every child is unique and should be celebrated.
Chris and Alex and their two sons, Xander and Max, live in the land of sunshine, dreams and hurricanes called South Florida where they enjoy each with equal measure.
Additional works include the award-winning children’s book, Xander’s Story, which tells how their dream of having a son became a reality through the gift of surrogacy.
Illustrator Bio: Sophia Jin is a young artist, born in China, who now lives in the majestic country of New Zealand. Her love for art and creating beautiful things started when she was very small. Over the years she self-taught herself to draw and create wonderful pieces of art.
Sophia credits most of her inspiration from surrealistic art, things with a unique flair, and the overwhelming support and encouragement of her parents and family.
At the time of illustration of this book, Sophia is a high school student with the passion and desire to continue her talent in making art and design as her full-time career.
For more information about the authors and their work: www.xanmaxbooks.com
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