illus. by Leslie Patricelli. 26p. Candlewick. Jan. 2017. Board $6.99. ISBN 9780763679316.
Baby-Toddler—Clad in just a diaper, a cartoon-style white baby declares, "I have a hair!" What follows is a tot-inspired tutorial on how to care for that one curl. Of course, all of that hair maintenance leads to—a haircut! "Will it hurt?" frets the concerned-looking tot, as a lone blue teardrop slides down a rosy cheek. "It did not hurt! Now my hair is just right." The last two pages feature a dozen different types of hair on a multiethnic cast of floating heads. Patricelli's vibrant art style is fully evident and on display here, with brightly hued acrylic paint backgrounds on each spread, chunky black outlines, and lots of smiles.
VERDICT A reassuring title to introduce toddlers to their hair and the upkeep required. For early learning collections.

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