Hair love

Book review

Author: Matthew A Cherry

Illustrator: Vashti Harrison

Publisher: Kokila /Puffin

Age group: 2 to 5 read aloud

5 to 8 read along

Based on Cherry’s Oscar winning animated short film this beautiful story book depicts the father-daughter bond in the most amazing way. Zuri has lovely curly hair, wild and difficult to tame. But she loves to style her hair the way she wants to.

It’s a special day and Zuri wants an extra special hairstyle to celebrate but as her expert mommy is away, she needs dad’s help to get a suitable hairstyle for the occasion. So here comes her dad to the rescue with some great ideas for her makeover.

A wonderful book about Black hair that encourages self-affirmation, embraces individuality and portrays family support and paternal moments. A story about fatherhood and much more.

The rich, stylish and vivid Illustrations are just wow. They are cute, adorable and expressive. The use of colors is just so soothing and beautiful. That purple touch does the magic. Vashti brings stories to life with her illustrations. Her beautiful drawings are Captivating and heart warming. The expressions she has captured through her illustrations in this book will astonish you.

Do grab a copy to relish beautiful moments shared between a nurturing father and his cool, confident daughter.

Thank you

Happy reading

Akanksha Datta

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