March 10, 2017


Hairdo! What We Do and Did to Our Hair
by Ruth Freeman Swain
illustrated by Cat Bowman Smith

A look at hair history, Swain’s book contains the same fun facts as Big Wig, but with a few more (and sometimes less) detail.  Baldness isn’t mentioned. Her endnotes are also quite different - she describes how hair grows and what give hair its colour.

The cartoon-like pictures are outsized and comical, though a few aren’t in tune with the text. They tend to showcase character action instead of their hair. Still, kids should find it amusing.

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