Hair-obsessed bear discovers there’s more to life than looks in this vibrant and energetic debut picture book from Joseph Namara Hollis.
Pierre the bear loves hair; buzz-cuts to bunches, bobs to beehives, mullets to mohawks, pigtails to ponytails, you won’t find a style he doesn’t love. He also loves roller skating and when his favourite roller disco team - The Poodle Squad - announce a competition to find the best skate team, he and his mates get straight to work on a performance to dazzle. On the day, a troublesome quiff threatens to spoil everything and with Pierre running late will skating dreams end in disaster…
In a world where everyone presents themselves as ‘insta’ perfect, Pierre’s New Hair is a refreshing, imaginative and fun-filled story that pokes a bit of fun at trying to look flawless and rather encourages children to learn to love themselves, accept how they look and to do what makes them happy, even on bad hair days. Heart-warming messages about teamwork, friendship and following your dreams are also explored.
Full of laughter and surprises, the story is very enjoyable and the colourful, exuberant and hilarious illustrations will have readers smiling and giggling, especially the scenes that capture the trials and tribulations of getting your hair to behave on an important day and Pierre’s eventful journey across town.
Recommended for 4+.