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What's Wrong with My Hair? Board book – April 20, 2009


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Product Details

  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Board book: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; Ina Brdbk edition (April 20, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0547239343
  • ISBN-13: 978-0547239347
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.8 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #986,323 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Product Description
Lionel is going to a party today, so he must do something about his bad hair. He finds a barber who has lots of crazy suggestions for hairstyles, from dandelion hair to octopus hair! Will Lionel find a style that suits him, and what will be the surprise ending? A head-sized hole in each page allows children to try out Lionel's hairstyles for themselves, and the back cover has instructions for how to create your own hairstyle.


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Obvious giggle potential...filled to bursting with Kitamura's comic creations. (Sally Williams, Independent )

A hilariously off-beat picture book, whose ingenious use of a hole shows a disgruntled lion having a beast of a bad hair day. (Amanda Craig, The Times )

"...will have enduring appeal as it will attract beginner readers as well as those able to read the speech bubbles and even follow instructions to make their own mask on the final page. This is a 'hands on' book - durable, enticing and made to have fun with. Overall, a funny and imaginative book which is ready for the rough and tumble of the beginner reader." (5 to 7 Educator ) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Customer Reviews

They like to stick their face in the hole!
R. Stevens
Kids will enjoy the story, but most of all will love the interactive features of the book!
Melissa Sack
Very cute and simple story of a lion who has decided to change his hair style.
B. Thompson

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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Melissa Sack VINE VOICE on June 26, 2009
Format: Board book
Lionel the Lion has been invited to a party. He must look his best and is long overdue for a fur trim. He sets off to the barber for a new do! The barber has lots of ideas for haircuts and styles for Lionel. All of them are a bit too wild for Lionel's taste. You can try these styles out for yourself because there is a head size hole in each page to put YOUR face into. Also included on the last page are step by step instructions on how to make a lion mask so you can look like Lionel. Kids will enjoy the story, but most of all will love the interactive features of the book! I think it would make a great story time book.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By E. Hendy on October 3, 2009
Format: Board book Verified Purchase
My grandson loves lions and this book is so cute! The last page has the hole for his face, so he can be a lion too. The back of the book shows how you can make a lion face out construction paper. He loves this story.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Alphia D. Larkins on December 10, 2009
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I purchased this book from amazon for my 4-year old great granddaughter, and it arrived in record time, as I am an "Amazon Prime" member but it is a Christmas gift and she hasn't received it yet. But when it was delivered and I first saw it I was delighted with the picture of the lion peeking out of the front cover of the book, he is so comical with that "surprised and bewildered Look" on his face. I think Ava will get a big smile on her face when she opens the present and sees him looking at her in that way. It is a very sturdy book, really heavy cardboard, a fact that I am happy to note, as her books get a lot of use, she wags them around with her and sometimes takes them with her when she "goes to visit each of the grandmas" so they have to be sturdy for this girl and this book certainly is. I can't attest to how she is going to relate to the story yet but have a feeling she will love it, as she is very "hair conscious" as most little girls are. That starts at an early age with us females. In my opinion, this is a good choice for either a little girl or boy, as the girls will relate to the "my hair" theme and the boys will like it because they love wild animals and I haven't met a small boy yet that doesn't love Leo, the King of the Jungle!

Alphia D. Larkins
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By tiduj on February 23, 2010
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First: Amazon's description of the book is wrong. This book is really for smaller kids (the publisher's site states that it's from birth to 3 yrs, not 4-8). Maybe that's why some of the reviewers complained that it's too simple. Also, it's nowhere near 32 pages - it's 16, including the cover and the back cover.

That said, my 4-yr old son really likes it. He has many more serious books, granted, but this is just a quick, fun read when we don't have time for a full story. And the "interactive" potential is such a good idea, with great realisation, too: the pages are sturdy enough to play with the book (putting your face in the hole) without damaging it.
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By B. Thompson on April 21, 2014
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Very cute and simple story of a lion who has decided to change his hair style. The book has large holes that a toddler could put their face into to pretend to be the lion. Funny and cute - use with a mirror so the child can see themselves.
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By Jackie on October 14, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
My boys were bored halfway through this book. The most interesting part is the pictures; other than that it not a vet uhh good read
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