ABOUT THE BOOK:

Author(s): Mary Bleckwehl
Illustrator(s): Sara Weingartner
Publisher: Beaver's Pond Press
ISBN-13: 978-1-59298-800-6
Release Date: January 2, 2018
Category: Picture Book

Claire’s Hair

A tale of hair, heart and humor

Synopsis:

Claire's wild and wacky hair can pretty much do it all! 
 Claire and Albert have a tickling good time coming up with incredibly silly ways to use her tangled tresses. Her woolly mane can tie up bad guys, double as a jump rope and offer a home to many a critter. And the best part--it makes them double up with laughter and only needs washing once a year! However, when Albert gets sick and loses his hair, the laughter goes missing. Leave it to Claire to get a BIG hairy idea to bring back the laughter, and a little hair too...  A story of empathy and kindness. 
 Laughter just may be the best medicine!
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Paula said on 11/04/2018:
I love the cover and the topic. Congratulations!
Janine said on 11/01/2018:
Love the hair and the concept!
Robin K Robb-Kraus said on 10/31/2018:
I love the topic and the way you arrive there! Great discussion starter to use with kids!
Mili said on 10/27/2018:
The moment I saw this it reminded me of the book I published in 2013. Would love to know more.
Maurice M. Hebert said on 10/25/2018:
Looks like a fun read for the kids!
Crystal Pham said on 10/25/2018:
It sounds like a fun read.
Linda Hofke said on 10/25/2018:
the story sounds fun to read and the illustrations look great congrats!
Marcy Pusey said on 10/25/2018:
I LOVE your cover! So cute! Beautiful and fun art. And what a creative story!
Holly Schindler said on 10/25/2018:
Too cute!
Rita DiCarne said on 10/25/2018:
Always looking for humor in kids books. Sounds like fun.
Susan Johnston Taylor said on 10/25/2018:
This sounds adorable!
Anita Stafford said on 10/25/2018:
I love the cover art! The story sounds appealing and important.
Bob said on 10/25/2018:
I enjoyed meeting you at the Twin Cities Book Festival. Love this book
Bernice said on 10/24/2018:
Cute! Sweet pictures, sweet story.
Tonya Ellis said on 10/24/2018:
Cute book!
Theresa said on 10/24/2018:
Such a cute premise for a book, I love it!
Sonja E McGiboney said on 10/23/2018:
I love this. Just the title makes it seem fun. I hope it does well.
Francesca said on 10/23/2018:
"Her woolly mane can tie up bad guys, double as a jump rope and offer a home to many a critter." LOL this book sounds like a lot of fun (and it sound a little bit like my unruly hair too, maybe I should let it grow?).
Joleen steel said on 10/23/2018:
Ha sounds hairlarious!

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I would never have started on this writing adventure and become an author if I hadn’t run into some health problems that caused me to stop teaching. The moral of that is–When life gives you lemons, it’s a great opportunity to make lemonade!! 

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Claire's wild and wacky hair can pretty much do it all! 
 Claire and Albert have a tickling good time coming up with incredibly silly ways to use her tangled tresses. Her woolly mane can tie up bad guys, double as a jump rope and offer a home to many a critter. And the best part--it makes them double up with laughter and only needs washing once a year! However, when Albert gets sick and loses his hair, the laughter goes missing. Leave it to Claire to get a BIG hairy idea to bring back the laughter, and a little hair too...  A story of empathy and kindness. 
 Laughter just may be the best medicine!
I admit a kinship to the main character, Claire, in my new book as I did not like my mother washing or combing my hair either. This is my third picture book where friendship, imagination and childhood fun hang out together. I LOVE to visit schools and present at young writer conferences. I grew up in Iowa but now live in Minnesota where I snuggle with my ginormous golden doodle and am always working on my next story to entertain you.
Love fan mail! mary@marybleckwehl.com or find me on twitter, facebook, and my website, marybleckwehl.com.
Claire's Hair is a masterpiece! We have read it many times at our house. The theme of a child losing hair due to illness is handled with such care.--K. Johnson, Parent and teacher

Delightfully entertaining with a warm and charming message about true friendship, Claire's Hair is unreservedly recommended for both elementary school and community library picture book collections.--Midwest Book Review Spring 2018

I would never have started on this writing adventure and become an author if I hadn’t run into some health problems that caused me to stop teaching. The moral of that is–When life gives you lemons, it’s a great opportunity to make lemonade!! 

Thank you for stopping by!
    Guestbook Comments
    Paula said on November 4, 2018:
    I love the cover and the topic. Congratulations!

    Janine said on November 1, 2018:
    Love the hair and the concept!

    Robin K Robb-Kraus said on October 31, 2018:
    I love the topic and the way you arrive there! Great discussion starter to use with kids!

    Mili said on October 27, 2018:
    The moment I saw this it reminded me of the book I published in 2013. Would love to know more.

    Maurice M. Hebert said on October 25, 2018:
    Looks like a fun read for the kids!

    Crystal Pham said on October 25, 2018:
    It sounds like a fun read.

    Linda Hofke said on October 25, 2018:
    the story sounds fun to read and the illustrations look great congrats!

    Marcy Pusey said on October 25, 2018:
    I LOVE your cover! So cute! Beautiful and fun art. And what a creative story!

    Holly Schindler said on October 25, 2018:
    Too cute!

    Rita DiCarne said on October 25, 2018:
    Always looking for humor in kids books. Sounds like fun.

    Susan Johnston Taylor said on October 25, 2018:
    This sounds adorable!

    Anita Stafford said on October 25, 2018:
    I love the cover art! The story sounds appealing and important.

    Bob said on October 25, 2018:
    I enjoyed meeting you at the Twin Cities Book Festival. Love this book

    Bernice said on October 24, 2018:
    Cute! Sweet pictures, sweet story.

    Tonya Ellis said on October 24, 2018:
    Cute book!

    Theresa said on October 24, 2018:
    Such a cute premise for a book, I love it!

    Sonja E McGiboney said on October 23, 2018:
    I love this. Just the title makes it seem fun. I hope it does well.

    Francesca said on October 23, 2018:
    "Her woolly mane can tie up bad guys, double as a jump rope and offer a home to many a critter." LOL this book sounds like a lot of fun (and it sound a little bit like my unruly hair too, maybe I should let it grow?).

    Joleen steel said on October 23, 2018:
    Ha sounds hairlarious!

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