CHIL­DREN’S book of the week

Gloucestershire Echo - - FAMILY MATTERS -

MY HAIR by Han­nah Lee, il­lus­trated by Allen Fa­tima­ha­ran, Faber & Faber, £6.99 (ebook £4.68) HHHHH

MY Hair is the story book de­but for writer Han­nah Lee and il­lus­tra­tor Allen Fa­tima­ha­ran and tells the story of a lit­tle girl’s search for the per­fect party hair­style.

The story cap­tures the ex­cite­ment of pre­par­ing for a birth­day down to the last de­tail, and the hair­styles of friends and fam­ily are ex­plored and cel­e­brated from dread­locks to bantu knots.

The au­thor’s love of her own black hair shines through.

The book is vis­ually splen­did, but it is a shame more time wasn’t spent mak­ing the words flow as well.

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