There Was a Little Girl, She Had a Little Curl

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Isabel is determined to be very very good, but a good day turns horrid when she finds a pair of scissors on Mommy's dressing table. Snip by snip, her curly locks fall to the floor. Maybe this "haircut" wasn't such a good idea after all!

Cutting your own hair is a universal "mistake" of childhood. Grown-ups and children alike easily remember the "little" haircut they gave themselves. With this reassuring story, young children will understand that even horrid mistakes can usually be fixed.

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Harriet Ziefert is the author and publisher of many children's books. She hasn't had curls for a long time, but she draws on her memories of scissor-happy days in writing this book.

Elliot Kreloff is an illustrator and designer who lives in New York City's Harlem with his daughter, his partner and two shih-tzus.

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PreS–The classic rhyme is expanded into a story of Isabel, a precocious preschooler who has a mop of bright red curls. One day, after struggling to brush and comb her tangled locks, she gives herself a haircut. After snipping off one curl and then another, she is left with a motley head of hair. Finally, a visit to the beauty shop repairs the damage, and now Isabel is back to being a little girl who once had a little curl, right in the middle of [her] forehead. Bright, childlike cartoon drawings capture the mischievous child and her tolerant but wise parents. Many families will relate to this title.–Sally R. Dow, Ossining Public Library, NY
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