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A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month November 2019
A touching story about family interactions – and hair! When Dad takes his son to have his hair cut they spin the stories of Rapunzel and Sampson into the excitement of a hair cut. The new look brings new power! But when Dad goes away there are no more haircuts. The little boy gets more and more lost as his hair grows longer and longer. It is as if his thoughts and feelings are all tangled up in the wayward curls. How will he ever feel happy again? Poet Joe Coehlo tells the story of a moment of sadness in a child’s life with great sensitivity and a suitably hopeful ending.
Julia Eccleshare's Picks for November 2019
Poppy and Sam's Lift-the-Flap Christmas by Heather Amery
That's not my polar bear....by Fiona Watt
Meerkat Christmas by Emily Gravett
Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell
The Hairdo That Got Away by Joseph Coelho
McTavish on the Move by Meg Rosoff
Once a month, Dad takes his son to the barbers, come rain or shine. But when Dad disappears, this little boy's hair grows big, ginormous, out of control - and so do his feelings.
A touching and melodic story of family separation from a child's perspective from the author/illustrator duo who brought us the Amnesty International recommended picture book Luna Loves Library Day.
Closing date: 02/12/2019
Praise for Luna Loves Library Day:
'This is a touching reflection on the power of reading to bring families together; Fiona Lumbers’ illustrations convey Luna’s vivid inner life, while Coelho’s lyrical style celebrates the joyful curiosity of early childhood.' Amnesty International
|Publication date:||3rd October 2019|
|Publisher:||Andersen Press Ltd|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers, 5+ readers|
|Genres:||Family / Home Stories, School Stories, Personal Social Health Economic , Personal Social Health Economic|
|Recommendations:||Julia Eccleshare's Picks|
JOSEPH COELHO is a performance poet and playwright. He has written plays for the Polka Theatre, the Lyric, Hammersmith, and the Unicorn Theatre. He performs his poetry shows with the UK's top performance poetry organisation, Apples and Snakes, visiting venues across the UK. Joseph's poems have appeared in many anthologies, including Green Glass Beads by Jacqueline Wilson and The Works 6, edited by Pie Corbett, but Werewolf Club is his first solo collection. He lives in Folkestone, Kent.More About Joseph Coelho