I Love My Hair by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley, illustrated by E. B. Lewis.
Little, Brown, and Company, Hachette Book Group, New York, 1998.
Picture book realistic fiction adapted to board book format, 22 pages.
This is the story of one tenderheaded little girl getting her hair done. She talks about a variety of styles and reasons she loves her hair, complete with imaginative metaphors and mother-daughter bonding.
The first-person story begins with hair combing before bed – a tricky process. Mama is always gentle, but sometimes it still hurts.
” ‘Mama, stop!’ I cry when I can’t stand the comb tugging at my hair any longer.” page 5.