Sunday, 27 May 2012

Evies Mad Hair Day: Review

Title: Evie's Mad Hair Day
Author/Illustrator: Shane McG
First Published: Templar 2005
This Edition: Templar 2006
Found: Borrowed from library

What's it all about?
Evie has lots to get done in the morning; having a stretch, getting dressed and eating her breakfast. So is it any wonder that she hasn't got time to brush her hair?! She's having a mad hair day. Who cares? Not Evie, she has much more important things to take care of; like boxes that are really cars and brooms that are really horses... She really is too busy brush her hair, that is, until she sees her reflection in the mirror...

I thought this was a lovely story with a great character voice. Very child-like and funny. The illustrations complemented the style of language.
I loved the reasons Evie gave for not brushing her hair and how busy she was in her imaginative play. I also thought it had a good ending with Evie admiting that maybe it was good thing she got round to brushing her hair after all!
It takes a simple, every day snippit of a child's routine and turns it into a a delightful story

OJ could identify with parts of Evie's routine and particularly liked Evie riding in the car!

Book worm rating:
out of 5!

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