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Big Bouffant (Carolrhoda Picture Books) Library Binding – March 1, 2011
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The book does a great job in teaching kids that their own individuality and believing in themselves is not only ok, but important.
If I had enough hair I'd make my own bouffant.
* Hair styles: We talked about what different hair styles the people in our family had, which ones were our favorites, as well as the ones we didn't like so much. We also talked about different hair styles the kids see at school, church, and when we go shopping.
* Hair styling products: At one point in the book, Annabelle uses food to try to get her hair to stay in the bouffant. So I took the opportunity to talk to my munchkins about what types of hair styling products are actually okay to use in their hair and which ones they needed either mom or dad to help them use.
* One-of-a-kind: I asked my kids what talents and traits make them each unique. We had a fun discussion and shared what things we liked about each other, too.
I have to say, this book reminds me of the girls who like to play with each others hair during story time. I confess I like to have my hair played with as well. These girls are the primary audience of this book. The illustrations are delightful and cute. And the writing is perfect for reading out loud, although, I think I'd lose the boys if I read it for any of my classes. Also, the idea of changing one's appearance to please others is implied, although, I think the idea of Annabelle wanting to be unique comes through in a stronger fashion. This book could provide an opening to discuss the idea of peer pressure and changing our behavior to please others rather than ourselves.
She decides to make a hairdo to top everyone; she decides to make her hair into a bouffant.
When everyone copies her, she switches gears and turns to designing a more imaginative dress.
"Annabelle went home and slumped on her bed.
`My bouffant's so boring---
I want something new instead!'
She thought very hard
with her eyes closed tight.
`I know what I'll do,
but I need to start tonight."
I love to read stories about kids who don't follow the crowd, and I loved seeing the crazy bouffant hairstyles, so this was a fun read for me.
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My girls love love love this book. It is a great story with great pictures. I would highly recommend this book for any child!Published on April 14, 2012 by shawna f
On the first day of school Annabelle looks around the classroom and what she sees is a very sad sight indeed.
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This book begs to be read aloud! Annabelle is a girl who wants to be an individual and not look like all the other girls with their ponytails and braids. Read morePublished on February 26, 2011 by Lori Katz
This is an adorable book about a girl who wants to be different from her peers in school. She sets out to find a style that is unusual and fun. Read morePublished on February 22, 2011 by swtangel79