WHERE DID DADDY'S HAIR GO? by Joe O'Connor

WHERE DID DADDY'S HAIR GO?

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Age Range: 4 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Jeremiah never thought about the top of his dad's head until, at their first major-league baseball game together, he hears someone call his dad Baldy. His father explains baldness, but Jeremiah remains unclear on the concept. Then he hears his father say, "Before I lost my hair." Suddenly Jeremiah is a boy with a mission: finding Dad's lost hair. It's nowhere in the house, the garden or yard. Disheartened, Jeremiah sees his bald baby sister and rushes to ask if his dad was born bald. Dad explains more clearly what it means to lose one's hair. On a trip to the beach, Jeremiah sees people of all shapes and sizes . . . and even different types of bald people. Some have hair doughnuts; some have hair horseshoes and some are completely shiny on top. He decides he loves his dad just the way he is and his hair hunt is over. A pointed bit of storytelling that would fit in any storytime on hair, personal differences or just plain silliness. Payne's editorial cartoonist background gives the illustrations a smiling style all their own. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: April 25th, 2006
ISBN: 0-375-83571-7
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Random