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.
What an adorable book. My Hair Went on Vacation is an upbeat and positive story of a young girl’s explanation and acceptance of her alopecia. She accepts her condition as a way to stand out and shine and celebrates her baldness.
The colorful cover art and the full-page illustrations are adorable and enhance the story nicely.
When my kids were young, one of their classmates had alopecia. At the beginning of the school year she wore a wig, but when warmer weather came, she decided not to wear it anymore. I was so pleased how accepting her classmates were. What a wonderful resource this book would have been during this time.
This is not only an entertaining children’s book, but it presents a meaningful learning opportunity for the importance of acceptance and empathy.
I received a complimentary copy of this book through the iRead Book Tours.
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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