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When Dad's Hair Took Off

When Dad's Hair Took Off

Current price: $18.99
Publication Date: September 5th, 2023
Gecko Press (Tm)
The MIT Press Bookstore
2 on hand, as of Apr 23 10:14am
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One day, Dad's hair decided it was tired of being brushed and combed. It wanted a life of its own, to see the world. It took off.

Out of the bathroom, into the kitchen, and before you could say, "Hairsta la vista, baby " it was gone.

Dad gives chase around the town. He spots his hair hiding in the lawn, on the road, at the zoo--it's amazing how many things look like hair. He gives up and tries to accept life without hair. Then the postcards arrive. The hair is on a round-the-world trip, and Dad is still bald. Until one day the unbelievable happens and the hair comes back.

A fast-paced, wonderfully absurd story packed with wordplay and hilarious illustrations.

When Dad's Hair Took Off is a comical chapter book for early readers or for any child to enjoy reading aloud with a grownup who relates A fun book to celebrate and share with Dad on Father's Day or any day.

Translated from the German edition by Melody Shaw, which was shortlisted for multiple awards.

J rg M hle studied illustration in Offenbach and Paris. He has been illustrating for books and magazines since 2000. He is the author and illustrator of worldwide bestselling interactive bedtime book for toddlers, Tickle My Ears.

Praise for When Dad's Hair Took Off

" A]ll the relish of a tall tale, deadpan timing, and choice vocabulary."--starred, Foreword Reviews

"Get ready for a hair-raising--or should we say hair-racing?--chase and an abundance of absurdity and witty wordplay."--Kirkus Reviews

"An early chapter book--the kind Gecko Press excels at."--Betsy Bird, A Fuse #8 Production

"When Dad's Hair took Off is the perfect book to read when you feel like a good dollop of humour sprinkled with imagination and steeped in word play, I mean horse play, I mean HAIR play."--NZ Poetry Box