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Reviewed in the United States on May 14, 2019
You're not supposed to judge a book by its cover…but I knew when I saw the cover of this book that I was going to like it. I did. Young Zuri has gotten used to her hair's quirks, such as when it rains and it "has a mind of its own." But, she has a loving relationship with her dad and he's willing to experiment and try to style it. The book is filled with gentle humor; it's hard not to smile as Zuri makes fun of herself and her hair and her interactions with her dad. There comes a special day when she desperately wants a special hair style. Her dad valiantly tries a number of styles, but finally they are both satisfied. It turns out this was the day her mom came home and the three share a hug. Illustrator Vashti is quite talented. Her pictures are friendly and almost tell the story by themselves. Kids will be able to "read" this to grown-ups after the first reading. We see Zuri's dad sweating as he tries to get her hair right, and Zuri's large, expressive eyes and smile convey warmth. This book has a feel-good ending and maybe shows the rest of us that people, like hair, can be appreciated for their quirks because that makes them special.
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