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Big Bouffant by Kate Hosford and Illustrated by Holly Clifton-Brown

Published by Carolrhoda Books (An imprint of Lerner Publishing)

Pages: 32

Ages: 5-8

Publishers Summary: “Ponytails and braids! Ponytails and braids! I don’t see anything but ponytails and braids! This class needs some fashion. This class needs some fun. I’ll find a hairdo to impress everyone.”

Annabelle doesn’t want the same boring hairstyle that all the other girls have. When she spies a picture of her grandma, she has the perfect idea: a big bouffant! But how can she make her style stand up? And will her classmates really be impressed with her daring ‘do?

Littlebug Squeaks: “Big hair and BIG mess! I. Love. This. Book! The little girl in this book is so much fun! I don’t always like doing my hair, but I do like getting dressed up and trying all sorts of fun things. I really like the things that bug my brother the very most. But I do really like it when my mom does my hair, that’s so much fun and she even puts soap (mousse) in it! I’m also a big fan of chetup (ketchup), but I’m not sure I’d put that in my hair like this little girl does.

“This is such a fun book and the little girl is so neat! Maybe one day when my hair gets long like my mom’s I can try to put it high high high in the air too. For now, I’ll just keep reading the book!”

Mom’s Two Cents: “In a world where pig tails and curls are what separate one little girl from another sweet little Annabelle wants nothing to do with what’s typical. Annabelle is a trend setter and her individualism shines through as she struggles to find just the right hairdo. Taking inspiration from her grandmother’s long lost bouffant she turns a forgotten fashion trend into something that sets her apart from the rest.

“What’s not to love about this fantastic book? From the first time I read it months ago until now I still open it with fondness when Littlebug brings it to me. Annabelle isn’t what could potentially be a bratty self-centered young girl, but simply a girl who likes to blaze a new trail and be who she wants to be. It’s a wonderful message about individualism and the ways in which we can encourage our children to be who they want to be. Not only that, but the illustrations bring the story to life with bright colors and whimsy that is hard to come by.

Big Bouffant is a picture book I’ll long be sharing with Littlebug and even occasionally Turkeybird. It’s whimsical feel as told through the gorgeous illustrations and story that shares the beauty of being an individual is something I hope to continually inspire my own children with. Begin at a young age by teaching children the importance of being who they are and loving every minute of it through the story of Annabelle in Big Bouffant. A story about a hairdo and much much more that may just inspire young readers to blaze their own trails.”

The1stdaughter Recommends: Ages 2 to 8. A wonderfully whimsical picture book about the importance of being you!

Take a look at the adorable book trailer for Big Bouffant:

Find Big Bouffant by Kate Hosford at the following spots:
Powell’s Books
Barnes & Noble

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3 Responses to Book Review: Big Bouffant by Kate Hosford

  1. Oh my! This sounds SO sweet. I LOVE the art too!

  2. Beth Hoffman says:

    This sounds absolutely adorable! You always give me the best gift ideas for the little ones on my buying list.

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