When Uncle Herbert agrees to babysit his niece for the day he does not quite count on her being such an organiser, or willing apprentice. When Herbert's customers come to the end of their appointments they too are more than a little surprised that such a young girl can have so much energy!
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Written by Miriam Moss, author of the bestselling picture book THE SNOOPS. This is her first book for Bloomsbury. Miriam lives in Sussex. Illustrated by Lynne Chapman with energy, brio and a fantastic attention to detail. Lynne lives in Sheffield.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 2-Herbert Hare is the best hairdresser in town. When his niece, Holly, is left in his care for the day, chaos ensues. While Herbert and his assistant see to a shampoo delivery, the rambunctious young hare smears the mirrors; empties the drink dispenser; and cuts, bleaches, and perms a variety of customers' hair. Her antics will elicit easy laughs as the illustrations kick in to show Lion's mane "volumised," Flamingo fluffed to three times her size, and Moose's head full of foamy mousse. When Herbert returns, the forgiving response becomes, "Let's just say it's been a bad hare day." This is an ordinary story that is greatly enhanced by the illustrations. The vibrant and expressive art is created with colored chalk pastels on a textured surface. The drawings are big as life with fully realized characters. Herbert, with his curlicued whiskers, red vest, and flamboyant tuft of yellow hair, is believable as a zany artiste. Giraffe sits daintily with her legs crossed, a set of pink earrings dangling from her ears, while Bald Eagle glances with concern at his watch. Readers will be drawn in by these creatures and their predicaments, but overall, the story is slight.
Martha Topol, Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City, MI
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Book Description Bloomsbury, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0747558582