I absolutely love this picture book – a joyous celebration of black hair and culture, with glorious illustrations (and the most superb endpapers) to match. A young girl needs a new hairstyle in time for her birthday. After rejecting her dad’s offers for a trim (in fairness, he has been practising on the dog!), she’s off to the hairdressers for a new look – but what should she choose when there are so many different styles to be had?
I guarantee that this uplifting rhyming story will absolutely make you smile – in fact, if you’re anything like me you’ll get the feel-good factor just from the cover alone. It’s so important that all children are able to see themselves in books and I love that we see a fantastic array of different hairstyles for both girls and boys. There’s even a space at the end of the story for readers to draw a picture of themselves wearing their hair in their favourite way – how fab is that? It’s a brilliant addition to our reading corner and I’ve also bought a copy for our school library to help grow its collection of inclusive books.