Format Read: eGalley
Source: the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: May 1, 2015
Challenges: What An Animal | May 2015 Clean Sweep ARC Challenge | NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge
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Blurb from publisher:
A funny book about liking the way you look! Everyone occasionally dreams of being a little prettier, taller, slimmer . . . And Nadia Budde’s quirky characters are no different. Some wish they had more hair, some wish they had less. The only one who doesn’t care about his appearance is Uncle Ike—he doesn’t care what his looks are like. Nadia’s catchy rhymes and funny characters will appeal to readers of all ages and (hopefully) help us see that we’re all perfect just the way we are!
"Bristly Hair and I Don't Care!" is cute, sweet, and cheerful. It made me smile and I think children who read it will too. With bright, goofy, fun illustrations and a sense of humor, Budde shares a good, healthy message, gently told, that any way we look is okay. Maybe we look like the people around us, maybe we don't; maybe we have bristly hair when no one in the family does; everyone has something about themselves that they would change if they could, but what matters is who we are. Be proud of how you look or as Uncle Nooks put it, "Each of you is quite a sight, but the way you are is the way that's right!"
Budde uses humor and rhyme to tell the story and share her message. The rhyming is a little forced at times but for the most part it flows well. I read it on an airplane and found myself reading it quietly aloud in a sing-songy voice. Happily, no one was in the seat next to me. :D Children and adults alike will enjoy this book.
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