Amor de pelo

Matthew A. Cherry

Book - 2021

El pelo de Zuri le permite ser ella misma. Se enrolla o se riza para convertirse en una corona de princesa o una capa de superhéroe. ¡Pero un día súperespecial necesita un peinado súperespecial! Peine en mano, papá le ayuda a Zuri a encontrar el look perfecto. Amor de pelo celebra los rizos que son solo tuyos, el lazo entre padres e hijas y la alegría que te llena cuando puedes expresarte libremente.

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Subjects
Genres
Picture books
Published
New York : Kokila 2021.
Language
Spanish
English
Item Description
Translation of: Hair love.
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
ISBN
9780593354773
059335477X
Main Author
Matthew A. Cherry (author)
Other Authors
Vashti Harrison (illustrator)
Review by Booklist Reviews

In this endearing take on stories pertaining to promoting natural hairstyles for African American children, Cherry and Harrison create an unforgettable picture book about the bond between an African American father and his daughter. Readers will love the positive language used to describe kinks, coils, braids, twists, and Afro puffs as stylish and regal looks fit for royalty. The illustrations meld perfectly with the story as the illustrious depictions help explain the wonders of hair growth, shrinkage, moisturizing, and styling Black hair. It also features a young, hip dad with beautiful tattoos and his own hair styled in long dreads. The father and daughter's tender interactions are heartwarming to observe and will easily become a favorite among families. Written and illustrated in a style similar to Natasha Anastasia Tarpley's I Love My Hair! (1998), Cherry and Harrison's book provides an engaging and lovable story for younger audiences. Parents, children, caregivers, teachers, and librarians will find this story to be the right fit for their bookshelves. Grades K-3. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Booklist Reviews

In this endearing take on stories pertaining to promoting natural hairstyles for African American children, Cherry and Harrison create an unforgettable picture book about the bond between an African American father and his daughter. Readers will love the positive language used to describe kinks, coils, braids, twists, and Afro puffs as stylish and regal looks fit for royalty. The illustrations meld perfectly with the story as the illustrious depictions help explain the wonders of hair growth, shrinkage, moisturizing, and styling Black hair. It also features a young, hip dad with beautiful tattoos and his own hair styled in long dreads. The father and daughter's tender interactions are heartwarming to observe and will easily become a favorite among families. Written and illustrated in a style similar to Natasha Anastasia Tarpley's I Love My Hair! (1998), Cherry and Harrison's book provides an engaging and lovable story for younger audiences. Parents, children, caregivers, teachers, and librarians will find this story to be the right fit for their bookshelves. Grades K-3. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Based on Cherry's animated short film of the same title, this picture book about a black girl and her hair pairs the first-time children's book author and Harrison, an author, illustrator, and filmmaker. Zuri is proud of her hair, which "kinks, coils, and curls every which way." But she needs a spectacular coif on a special day. Her devoted father tackles the task, gamely noting that it will be "a piece of cake." Harrison's emotionally charged digital images of Zuri's reactions match the exasperated girl's spot-on utterances: when he desperately pulls a woolen hat over her head, she urges, "We can do better than that"—and they do. With Zuri's encouragement, her stylist nails it, fashioning "funky puff buns" just in time for a rewarding apogee: Mommy's return home. A bighearted ode to individuality and father-daughter collaboration. Ages 4–8. (May) Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Based on Cherry's animated short film of the same title, this picture book about a black girl and her hair pairs the first-time children's book author and Harrison, an author, illustrator, and filmmaker. Zuri is proud of her hair, which "kinks, coils, and curls every which way." But she needs a spectacular coif on a special day. Her devoted father tackles the task, gamely noting that it will be "a piece of cake." Harrison's emotionally charged digital images of Zuri's reactions match the exasperated girl's spot-on utterances: when he desperately pulls a woolen hat over her head, she urges, "We can do better than that"—and they do. With Zuri's encouragement, her stylist nails it, fashioning "funky puff buns" just in time for a rewarding apogee: Mommy's return home. A bighearted ode to individuality and father-daughter collaboration. Ages 4–8. (May) Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

PreS-Gr 3—Zuri wakes up on a very special day and needs a perfect hairstyle. The young black girl thinks of the wondrous things her hair can do and how it reflects her personality: "I love that my hair lets me be me!" Full-page spreads alternate with smaller sequential art as Zuri imagines herself a regal princess with beaded braids and a superhero with Afro puffs. When it comes time for the unidentified event, Zuri needs all the hair help she can get; luckily, Daddy is right by her side. With a comb and video tutorials in hand, he tries a number of styles to no avail; they just aren't special enough! Finally, the pair land the perfect look, and Zuri feels more ready than ever for her special event—her mother's long-awaited return. Cherry has crafted a celebration of black hair and family that will connect with many. Young readers may be all too familiar with Zuri's longing and excitement for a loved one to come home. Harrison's charming digital renderings thrive both in their detail and in the abstract, from the typical kid detritus piled under Zuri's bed to the dreamy pastel backgrounds. The characters' vivacity leaps off the page with sweetness and gentle humor; Zuri's unimpressed expressions will guarantee laughs during read-alouds. Mommy's headwrap and Daddy's locs may be an introduction, or a welcome moment of familiarity, for a variety of readers. VERDICT A wonderful slice-of-life tale about family support, black hair, and embracing individuality. Highly recommended for picture book collections.—Ashleigh Williams, School Library Journal Copyright 2019 School Library Journal.

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

PreS-Gr 3—Zuri wakes up on a very special day and needs a perfect hairstyle. The young black girl thinks of the wondrous things her hair can do and how it reflects her personality: "I love that my hair lets me be me!" Full-page spreads alternate with smaller sequential art as Zuri imagines herself a regal princess with beaded braids and a superhero with Afro puffs. When it comes time for the unidentified event, Zuri needs all the hair help she can get; luckily, Daddy is right by her side. With a comb and video tutorials in hand, he tries a number of styles to no avail; they just aren't special enough! Finally, the pair land the perfect look, and Zuri feels more ready than ever for her special event—her mother's long-awaited return. Cherry has crafted a celebration of black hair and family that will connect with many. Young readers may be all too familiar with Zuri's longing and excitement for a loved one to come home. Harrison's charming digital renderings thrive both in their detail and in the abstract, from the typical kid detritus piled under Zuri's bed to the dreamy pastel backgrounds. The characters' vivacity leaps off the page with sweetness and gentle humor; Zuri's unimpressed expressions will guarantee laughs during read-alouds. Mommy's headwrap and Daddy's locs may be an introduction, or a welcome moment of familiarity, for a variety of readers. VERDICT A wonderful slice-of-life tale about family support, black hair, and embracing individuality. Highly recommended for picture book collections.—Ashleigh Williams, School Library Journal Copyright 2019 School Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A little girl's daddy steps in to help her arrange her curly, coiling, wild hair into styles that allow her to be her natural, beautiful self.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Papá tiene que hacerle un peinado muy especial a su hija. En este libro escrito por Matthew A. Cherry--creador ganador del premio de la Academia ® y ex receptor abierto de la NFL--e ilustrado por Vashti Harrison, ilustradora bestseller en el New York Times, descubrimos una oda a la confianza en sí mismo y al amor entre padres e hijas.      El pelo de Zuri le permite ser ella misma. Se enrolla o se riza para convertirse en una corona de princesa o una capa de superhéroe. ¡Pero un día súperespecial necesita un peinado súperespecial!      Peine en mano, papá le ayuda a Zuri a encontrar el look perfecto.       Con un texto entrañable e ilustraciones radiantes, Amor de pelo celebra los rizos que son solo tuyos, el lazo entre padres e hijas y la alegría que te llena cuando puedes expresarte libremente.