by Andrew Musumeci, Dave Smith

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Mr Moo is a young man enjoying an adventurous life of surfing and skateboarding. In parallel, Larry (who's a hair) alive on top of Mr Moo’s head is also enjoying the same fun-filled life. Larry and all of his buddies are personified as individual characters and they call their world Moomania.

Both Mr Moo and Larry in Moomania are enjoying their lives until one day, Mr Moo started wearing hats every single day. Outdoors, indoors, doing the chores – there was a new hat for this and that. Larry and his friends rallied and decided they’d had enough of Mr Moo’s hat hobby and decided to move elsewhere on Mr Moo’s body.

The journey was fun and racus. Some decided to stay near and popped into Mr Moo’s ears. Some wanted to farm on Mr Moo’s arms. And Larry chose to open a Jelly Deli on Mr Moo’s belly.

Many hairs decided to make the move south – settling all over Mr Moo’s body. Larry grew older, had a family and eventually retired to the Bingo Halls where he gracefully turned grey.


This story subtly looks at the transition into manhood. As you get older, a lot of us lads start to lose hair where we’d like to keep it and gain hair in all sorts of places we’d prefer not to have it.

From a child’s perspective, it poses the idea that all our hairs are alive – they can speak and have feelings. From an adult’s perspective, it’s a truth – us lads gain hairs all over our body as we grow older. Hairs seem to pop up all over the place. The story is lighthearted and makes this process feel normal and natural – these hairs should be there. There’s no shame in having hairs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781999755812
Publisher: MüzMe Ltd
Publication date: 03/04/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 40
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 2 - 6 Years

About the Author

Andrew Musumeci is an Australian with an Italian background and currently living in the UK for the past 13 years. Andrew has worked his whole career in Marketing and Advertising in Australia and the UK. He's produced successful and award winning work across various commercial sectors. The Hair That Went Elsewhere is Andrew's first children's book, born out of his own personal experience of going bald. Whenever someone pointed out the obvious - "you're bald", I'd quickly respond with "I haven't gone bald, my hair has simply moved elsewhere". This is certainly true in my case. So I've turned this experience into a tale that both reader and child can enjoy.
Hatch is the moniker of London-based artist&illustrator Dave Smith. Mixing bold linework with highly detailed patterns&tone he creates graphic, eye-catching compositions. Hatch's work features a variety of characters and iconography dug up from his imagination and discovered in his surroundings. Hatch was the winner of the 2016 Secret Walls x London league.

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