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Monday 3 February 2020

Review: A Flair for Hair

Ever had a bad hair day? Can't decide what to do with your hair?

A Flair for Hair will make you feel better, if only by making you laugh.

Just imagine your dog, or cat, or any number of other animals, with wild and wacky hairstyles. Human hair styles.

The illustrations really make this book.

Each page features a distinctive creature with hair that's perfectly suited, outrageous, or hilarious.

The pages are their Instagram, their opportunity to primp and preen and show themselves to best effect.

Each animal is accompanied by a short, simple rhyming sentence that describes its preference.

There's a poodle with a bun, which is not so unexpected. A horse that feels incredibly hip with its hair pulled back in a clip. And a rabbit who likes to be trendy and tries out a spikey blue do. There are many others, too.

Not everyone is into hair, as demonstrated by the koala who is so uninspired he's just sleeping in his tree. But all the animals seem happy with their sense of individuality.

Whatever your own feelings about hair, A Flair for Hair will make you think about them, and animals, in a whole new way.

Title: A Flair for Hair
Author: Bilyana Di Costanzo
Illustrator: Mauro Di Costanzo
Publisher: New Holland Publishers, $19.99
Publication Date: September 2019
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781760791223
For ages: 4+
Type: Picture book