Curls

Ruth Forman

Book - 2020

"This simple, playful, and beautiful board book stars four friends who celebrate the joy of their hairstyles from bouncing curls to swinging braids"--

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Subjects
Genres
Picture books
Children's stories Pictorial works
Board books
Published
New York : Little Simon 2020.
Edition
First Little Simon edition
Language
English
Item Description
On board pages.
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 17 cm
ISBN
9781534446311
1534446311
Main Author
Ruth Forman (author)
Other Authors
Geneva Bowers (illustrator)
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

In spare text and radiant cartoon art, poet Forman and illustrator Bowers deliver a cheerful celebration of Black hair as four friends with differing skin tones and hairstyles meet up. One child awakens, hair wrapped as she flashes herself a "mirror smile"; she awaits the others' arrival while an older caretaker sees to her 'do on the porch ("smooth grease?/ yes please!"). Eye-catching illustrations portray arriving school-age children sporting an Afro, pigtail puffs, and beaded braids, as the protagonist's loose curls are worked into cornrows. When her hair is done, the four head out to play. Though the mix of spare text and older protagonists feels muddled for the board book format, readers will appreciate the diversity of hair textures and styles on a lively group of children who are "always free." Ages 0 and up. (Dec.) Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly.

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

PreS-K—Blooming with luminous painterly forms, this story of four young Black girls getting ready for the day shows a pure pride in their various hair textures, colors, and styles. Rather than phrases, carefully selected words make up the text and highlight each girl's natural beauty and a supportive friendship. Copyright 2021 School Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

"This simple, playful, and beautiful board book stars four friends who celebrate the joy of their hairstyles from bouncing curls to swinging braids"--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

A joyfully poetic board book that delivers an ode to African American girls and the beauty of their curls.Me MorningMirror SmileShine big hair loveThis simple, playful, and beautiful board book stars four friends who celebrate the joy of their hairstyles from bouncing curls to swinging braids.