Book Title: My Hair Went on Vacation by Paula Quinn
Category: Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7), 38 pages
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Publisher: Mascot Books
Release date: August, 2020
Format available for review: print, ebook (PDF)
Will send print books out: USA
Tour dates: Oct 12 to Oct 30, 2020
Content Rating: G. This children's book is for everyone.
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.
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REVIEW By LAWonder10:
This is a beautifully illustrated book on childhood baldness. With delightful rhyming manner, it addresses a autoimmune disease and the hurtful things endured by those who have it. It is based on an actual event.
At the end of the story, it has suggested activities and discussion points which will assist in the children to be empathetic and supportive toward those afflicted with this problem. It is also good for children who have had to endure cancer treatments.
Chiara Civati's illustrations are truly beautiful! They are very colorful, clear an distinct.
The book is made up of high quality paper and binding which makes this a very attractive gift for any child.
I offer a Five Stars rating for this book.
*This was gifted me with no pressure for a positive review. This is my honest review.
Tell us about your daughter, Rosie – the inspiration behind the book.
At two and a half, Rosie was diagnosed with Alopecia, an autoimmune disease that attacks the hair follicle which results in baldness. Within three weeks, Rosie lost all of her hair, and we were at a loss for words and worried how we were going to raise a bald little girl. Since there isn’t a cure or effective treatment, we doubled down on activities that bolstered her self-esteem and confidence. Our main goal as parents was for Rosie to embrace her baldness with a smile.
With the initial diagnosis, we found ourselves hanging onto her positivity, and we really let her be in the driver’s seat on how to deal with her baldness. If she was ok with her baldness, then we were ok with it. Rosie is, and always has been, a very glass half-full type of child, and is very good at picking up people’s emotions. In fact, she saw me sad one day (although I thought I was hiding it pretty well), and walked up and said, “Mommy, it’s ok. My hair is on vacation.” I was a little floored that my three-year-old came up with an elaborate, yet insightful, explanation. We took on this mantra, and as a family, we went on adventures each night before bed.
Today, Rosie is still a genuinely happy, outgoing, very talkative, and loving child. She makes parenting very easy and fun— and like most children, she has her not-so-happy moments. She is a constant inspiration to me, and hopefully to all children who may look a little different.
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.
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