Pete's dad has very little hair to comb. And what he does have looks a bit, shall we say, scraggly? Every day Pete tries to help him neaten it, but every day the hairs pop right back up. Well, this dad has had enough! One day while shaving, Dad just keeps . . . on . . . going. He shaves off every single one of those scrawny, scraggly hairs.
Pete isn't sure what to think of his new, bald Dad. He looks like an egg, or a kickball. Not a Dad. As Pete's parents help him to embrace this shiny, new, bald head, young readers will recognize the challenge of dealing with changes, big and small, in their own lives.
|Publisher:||Walker & Company|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.60(w) x 11.57(h) x 0.38(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 7 Years|
About the Author
Paul Many isn't nearly as bald as the pop in this book. He has written three young-adult novels for Walker & Company, all of which were New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age and one a Bank Street College Children's Book of the Year. His previous picture book from Walker, The Great Pancake Escape, was a Los Angeles Times Best Children's Book. Paul lives with his family in Ottawa Hills, Ohio, and teaches English and journalism at the University of Toledo.
Kevin O'Malley is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including Walker & Company's Straight to the Pole, Lucky Leaf, and several books in the bestselling Miss Malarkey series. Kevin's hilarious, kid-friendly picture books have received numerous accolades, including many starred reviews and several SLJ Best Book of the Year awards. Kevin lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with his family.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is about a little boy and his father who shave together ever morning. One day his dad shaves even his head. The little boy isn't very happy about it at first but then he decides it's ok.
Dad's Bald Head was featured on a Today Show segment titled, 'Bald Men: Is it Hot or Not?' See Google or msn video under the segment title above to view it. The book is a funny take on what happens when a dad shaves himself bald and his young son can't help thinking his head looks like a hard-boiled egg. It's really about how good family relationships can ease children over the bumpy anxieties associated with changes of all kinds.