Big Hair, Don’t Care and I Like Myself - Book Reviews
Big Hair Don’t Care and I Like Myself Book Review
My daughter received these books for Christmas and loves them both!
Book one: Big Hair Don’t Care
Written by Crystal Swain-Bates and illustrated by Megan Bair.
Big Hair Don’t Care is a story of a young girl, who shows us how she embraces her very big hair. She loves to wear her hair in different style: braided, twisted, puffs. This is a good book for your toddlers, because this little girl shows us how she accepts who she is. The message is quite simple, it is okay to be different (in her case, it is her hair) and its okay that people might see you as different, but you have to embrace yourself and love you and let people learn to love you, for you.
There is great message in this book that we should all be hearing. Self-acceptance and loving who we are, is something that we should be teaching our children and also reminding ourselves.
Book two: I Like Myself
Written by Karen Beaumont and illustrated by David Catrow.
I Like Myself really helps to build a child’s self-esteem. The message is to love yourself on the inside as well as the outside. It has a nice passage, which is nice to read with your child: “I like my eyes, my ears, my nose. I like my fingers and my toes. I like me wild, I like me tame, I like me different and the same."
As with our first book Big Hair Don’t Care, it stresses the importance of not worrying about what others might think of you. As long as you are confident and love yourself, people love you as well – just the way you are!
Reading is such a fun way to bond with our children and help them build a strong foundation so that they become confident and successful adults. It is also a great way to start discussions, on topics that might be a little difficult. Getting these topics in the open at a young age, will only make it easy to continue the conversations as they get older.
I would definitely recommend both books to Parents, Teachers and Early Childhood Educators.