And yet, our hair is the single most uncontrollable part of ourselves. We are born with it, it changes color, texture, length, and style throughout our lives, and we are obsessed with controlling it. Strangers comment on it. We poke and prod our children to mold them into some vision of what we want them to be.
I hate it.
So I am often wary of children's literature that addresses hair as a subject. Do we project our obsession onto our children too early? These are things I worry about.
But I have been thinking about themes for this blog, and the other day I happened across this book: What's Wrong With My Hair by Satoshi Kitamura. Its main character is a Lion, so I was thinking of a Lion Theme. Instead, I found a lovely adventure, sweet illustrations and a surprise ending! How fun!
Let me go ahead and ruin the surprise by telling you what it says on the front cover. There is a little circle that reads "Buy the Hole, get the Whole Book for Free!"
Confused? Let's use a pictorial explanation - a break from this wordy post -
What a fun book.