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Crown An Ode To The Fresh Cut- Derrick Barnes, ill. by Gordon C James

Anyone who's ever walked out of the hairdressers feeling slightly taller, more confident and ready to face life afresh will appreciate this 'Ode' to the feeling in this multi award-winning picture book from American author, Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Gordon James.

A riot of incredible, bright illustrations accompany stunning text, describing the feelings of joy, pride and exultation felt by the recipient of a 'Fresh Cut'.

I loved this...the words encapsulate the feeling of newfound confidence perfectly ( 'A fresh cut makes boys fly') and the illustrations jump off the page.

A lovely, lively joyous tale.

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Thanks to Kirsten at Walker Books for my review copy.

Review by Rich Simpson (@richreadalot) June 2021

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