I received this book for free from ALA in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
on January 25, 2011
Genres: Children's, Picture book
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With colorful illustrations and a comforting message, this picture book follows the parallel stories of two young girls who are having problems with their hair. One wants to grow her hair longer, while the other, who has lost her hair during cancer treatment, would just like to have it back. Their friendship leads them to a new understanding of hair loss and the act of giving, and teaches them about courage, generosity, and pride. A helpful reading and discussion guide for parents and a list of fun, related learning activities for kids are also included.
9 year old reader review
The Long and Short Of It is very inspiring for girls with long hair to give to girls with no hair. Isabel wanted to grow her hair long just like her cousins but Emma wanted hair period long or short brown or blond she lost her hair in a cancer treatment which happens to lots of girls and boys. Isabel decided to give her hair away she sent it in and like magic Emma had hair again. Now she felt like she fit in . We should all give to people with cancer to make them feel good .