CHILDREN’S book of the week
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.