Monday, March 14, 2011

"Big Bouffant" by Kate Hosford

"Big Bouffant" written by Kate Hosford
and illustrated by Holly Clifton-Brown

"Ponytails and braids! Ponytails and braids! I don't see anything but ponytails and braids! This class needs some fashion. This class needs some fun. I'll find a hairdo to impress everyone." Annabelle doesn't want the same boring hairstyle that all the other girls have. When she spies a picture of her grandma, she has the perfect idea: a big bouffant! But how can she make her style stand up? And will her classmates really be impressed with her daring 'do?

My thoughts...
The storyline was so unique and fun! Annabelle wants a new 'do', she wants to stand out and not be like everyone else...then when she comes to school with her big beautiful hair, everyone wants to be just like her! I love the big bouffant hair styles from the 1950s - I always wondered how they got their hair to stay that way! 

The book is just a fantastic read aloud with rhyming words and absolutely gorgeous illustrations (they almost reminded me of Mary Engelbreit)!  I would recommend this book for preschool age and up...but even my girls (ages 2 and 7 months) loved listening to the story!

I could definitely see this book in every elementary classroom around the world and if not in the classroom, in every little girl's personal library! I cannot wait to own this wonderful book someday and add it to my girl's collection!
To learn more about the book click here. You can find this book on Amazon for purchase (avail. April 1, 2011).
Thank You so much Net Galley and Lerner Publishing Group (Carolrhoda Books) for allowing me to read this book! I cannot wait to read more books from you in the future!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Net Galley review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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