Monday, October 19, 2020

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My Hair Went on Vacation by Paula Quinn - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway

Join us for this tour from Oct 12 to Oct 30, 2020!

Book Details:

Book Title:  My Hair Went on Vacation by Paula Quinn
CategoryChildren's Fiction (Ages 3-7),  38 pages
GenreChildren's Picture Book
Publisher:  Mascot Books
Release date:   August, 2020
Content Rating:  G. This children's book is for everyone.
 
Book Description:

This story is about Rosie, who lives in Chicago. Within three weeks she lost all of her hair and asked, "Where did it go?" Rosie loved to rock the bald, without even skipping a beat. She happily wore sunscreen -not even a hat!- in the summer heat. At bedtime, Rosie would tell her own stories with a smile on her face. She'd imagine her hair going on magical adventures all over the place. From a young age, Rosie loved herself and was not phased by her look, So her mother decided to share her spirit to teach others through this book. Come on this adventure with a confident bald girl, Who tells us Bald is beautiful! as she smiles with a twirl. We hope this book can inspire you to love others as they are, And to love yourself every day, whether your hair is near or far.
 

My Review
My Hair Went on Vacation is a children's book that tackles the subject of alopecia, which is an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss. The story follows Rosie, a young girl who wakes up one morning and discovers her hair has fallen out. 
Rosie decides to make up a story about her hair taking a vacation, traveling to different locations. But she soon discovers that having no hair makes her a target for other kids to whisper about and point at. 
Feeling saddened by this, she turns to painting, and soon, her mom surprises her with a headscarf designed to look like one of her paintings. It's then that Rosie has an idea on how to help other children suffering from hair loss, regardless of cause. 
This is a feel-good story that kids will enjoy, and it shines a light on something that kids normally wouldn't hear too much about or know about. 
It's an easy to read story, with a fun rhythm to it, and the illustrations are bright and colorful. 
I really enjoyed the story, and I found it to be heartwarming and sweet. It was nice to read a book that taught kids about a medical condition, and it showed kids that even if someone looks different, they're still a person with feelings, and it's better to be kind or perhaps ask questions to understand rather than point and stare and make fun.
I'd recommend this book to parents and young readers. 
5 stars!
 
Meet the Author:

Paula and Rosie Quinn are the founders of Coming Up Rosies, a nonprofit dedicated to fulfilling Rosie’s dream to make bald kids like her smile confidently. At two years old, Rosie was diagnosed with alopecia universalis, an incurable autoimmune disease that results in baldness. From a young age, Rosie taught her parents how to embrace her difference by coming up with magical adventures of her hair each night before bed. Despite Rosie’s confidence, awkward questions and comments about her baldness started to bother Rosie. One day, her parents surprised her with a head scarf made from one of her paintings. Rosie immediately felt confident again, and wanted to share this feeling of pride with all bald children. Rosie lives in Chicago with her sister Caroline, her parents Paula and Larry, and their bernedoodle, Enzo. As a family, they love to go to Cubs games, have dance parties, and cook Italian dinners at home.

Connect with the Author:  website  ~ facebook  ~ instagram ~ goodreads
 
Tour Schedule:
 
Oct 12 - Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway
Oct 12 – I'm Into Books – book review / giveaway
Oct 13 – Library of Clean Reads – book review / giveaway
Oct 14 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Oct 15 – Because I said so -- and other adventures in Parenting – book review / giveaway
Oct 16 – Ice Fairy's Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway
Oct 19 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
Oct 20 – Older & Smarter? – book review / giveaway
Oct 21 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
Oct 22 – Reading is My Passion – book review
Oct 23 – She Just Loves Books – book review / giveaway
Oct 26 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 26 - Pick a Good Book - book review / author interview / giveaway
Oct 27 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Oct 28 – Authors Ace – book review
Oct 29 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
Oct 30 – My Journey Back – book review / giveaway

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2 comments:

  1. We are so grateful for your sharing of our story! We are smiling after reading your review! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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