Written by: Carola Schmidt
Illustrated by: Dian Ovieta
This book is sure to bring tears to your eyes, as it is so impactful for the loved little girl in your life who is brave and beautiful. Bald is Beautiful is a small and simple book giving the power back to the young girl in your life who is going through a life changing experience. It gives a wonderful idea of taking the power into your own hands by having a Scarf and Hat Shower to celebrate your new look as you shave your head in preparation for the days to come. If your little one is already bald this is still a great book for them as well. This book is also a gentle one to read if you have loved ones that may be going through an illness in which hair loss occurs. I love that this story never once mentions any specific type of disease or medication. It simply celebrates that fact that Bald is Beautiful.
Here are some questions to get your minds thinking, after you read this book as a family: (as always, adjust questions as needed for the age range in your household):
1. If you had a Scarf and Hat party what type of head dress would you want?
2. What is your favorite thing to do with friends?
3. How many times can you find the puppy in the book?
4. What is your favorite illustration and why?
5. There are blank pages at the back of the book, can you draw something that makes you smile?
6. What is your favorite feature of your face?
7. If you wrote this book, what is something else positive you would say about being bald?
Bald is Beautiful is a lovely letter to a read to your young girl, or the perfect gift for someone you know struggling through this tough time. After reading this book take some time to talk about other benefits. You won’t have to struggle with tangles. There won’t be any sitting still while your hair gets done. More fun hat and scarf accessories. Lice won’t be a problem. . . gross. If you have ever had to deal with this you will appreciate this fact. On a windy day your hair won’t get in your face. Or you can even explore the fun and wild world of wigs. Enjoy making her smile with this loving book.
You can purchase this wonderful book here: Bald is Beautiful A Letter for a Fabulous Girl
Author of Fairy-Tailed Wish – Available on Amazon
It’s more than a book. . . it’s a childhood experience to be treasured for a lifetime.