Curls - by Ruth Forman (Board Book) - image 1 of 1
Curls - by Ruth Forman (Board Book) - image 1 of 1
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Specifications

Dimensions (Overall): 6.5 Inches (H) x 5.9 Inch (W) x .7 Inch (D)
Weight: .55 Pounds
Suggested Age: 4-8 Years
Number of Pages: 26
Format: Board Book
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: People & Places
Publisher: Little Simon
Author: Ruth Forman
Book theme: United States, African American
Language: English
Street Date: December 21, 2020
TCIN: 81164976
UPC: 9781534446311
Item Number (DPCI): 059-03-9716
Origin: Made in the USA

Description



About the Book



"A joyfully poetic board book that delivers an ode to African American girls and the beauty of their curls."--



Book Synopsis



A joyfully poetic board book that delivers an ode to African American girls and the beauty of their curls.

Me
Morning

Mirror Smile

Shine big
hair love

This simple, playful, and beautiful board book stars four friends who celebrate the joy of their hairstyles from bouncing curls to swinging braids.



About The Author



Ruth Forman is the author of award-winning poetry collections We Are the Young Magicians and Renaissance and children's books Young Cornrows Callin Out the Moon and Curls. She is the recipient of the Barnard New Women Poets Prize and the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Award, among others. She has presented in forums such as the United Nations, the PBS series The United States of Poetry, and National Public Radio. Ruth is a former teacher of creative writing with the University of Southern California and June Jordan's Poetry for the People program at UC Berkeley and is a longtime faculty member with the VONA writing program.

Geneva Bowers is a self-taught illustrator based in western North Carolina. She's illustrated children's books The Dragon Thief, Beyoncé Shine Your Light, and Curls, among others. Geneva's work has won the 2018 Hugo Award for Best Fan Artist and a 2018 BSFA Award nomination. She loves manipulating color and adding whimsy with a touch of realism and calm. Visit her online at GenevaB.com.

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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 0.92 inches length x 5.93 inches width x 6.46 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.52 pounds
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4.4 out of 5 stars with 98 reviews
59% would recommend
22 recommendations

Love this cute, inclusive book!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
MzLyndz - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
Sturdy, cute, perfect for little hands & listeners.
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Must read

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Mel - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
Great book, easy to read, and illustrations are great.
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Beautiful pictures, no actual story.

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Thattvgirlxoxo - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
Beautiful pictures however, it’s just random words thrown together. Would’ve loved a “hair love/empowerment” story to go along with the beautiful illustrations. Bought this as a gift but, unfortunately sending it back.
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Bedtime story

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
ProudMom - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
We read every night before bed. It’s is her favorite book.
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Curls

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Daisy - 6 months ago
My lil 1 going on 2 y/o loves this. She has a looooot of hair and I just know she’s going to love reading this while I do her hair.
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Love this book

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
AGuyWithStyle - 6 months ago
I like how this book inspires my daughter to love her curls and show up her best.
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Great book for beginner readers, easy read!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
MommyandAri - 9 months ago, Verified purchaser
Love! Great and easy read for my 4yr old, beautifully illustrated.
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Not a story - its a visual poem

2 out of 5 stars
Smponder61 - 10 months ago
Beautiful illustrations and representation of Black and Brown people. However, it should be noted this is a visual poem and not a story. So if you’re looking to read something with a narrative, best to skip this one. I like it for the imagery but it’s not a read along as I hoped.
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Curls

2 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
HendricksC2 - 11 months ago, Verified purchaser
The pictures are beautiful, it lacks any type of narrative.
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Terrible

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
KRicketts - 11 months ago, Verified purchaser
Really poorly written. This book has very little context and no story line. My 5yo read it from cover to cover in a couple of minutes and ran into the room to quickly tell me how bad it was.
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BOARD Book for Toddler

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
C - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
LOVE this little book for our 18 month niece! Beautiful illustrations and sweet poem. Shows such beauty!
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Cute book

3 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Faith - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Cute book. Expected more words.. 4 year old loved it and made to keep it
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Black hair love

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Prelit - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Beautiful pictures no easy to read for children
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Not a story

3 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Babysmomm - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
First off it made me extra happy to buy a book for my daughter that actually had hair exactly like mine and hers. My 4 year old self is screaming. However it’s not a storybook, it’s more like a poem, a very short one. It wasn’t enough to keep my 3 year olds attention. She wanted to know the girls name in the book, which is not said anywhere. So I made up a whole story on my own, and used the book for pictures sake. The illustrations are beautiful and capture curly hair amazingly. Just wish there was a story to go with it
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Uninteresting story.

2 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Grandmother - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
The illustration in the book was good, but the story was uninteresting.
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Happy

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Adorable Curls - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
My daughter feel in love with this book.
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boring

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Kirsten - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Pretty boring book. Not much to read and didn't keep my daughters attention at all.
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Could be better

2 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
M - 2 years ago
Beautiful illustrations but there’s only 1 or 2 words on each page. One page is the girl looking in the mirror and it says “Mirror. Me.”
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100% best gift!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Brittany H - 2 years ago
The cutest & most loved birthday present of the party!!! Our family has a mixed little girl and finding a book about her hair was so exciting. Icing on the cake is that she absolutely loved it and so did her Mimi!
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Finally a children's book with our hair!

5 out of 5 stars
Melissa Ball - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Years, I grew up thinking I need to comb and brush my hair straight. It wasn't until my late twenties that I embraced the naturally curly and coily soft locks God blessed me with. When I saw this on your shelves in February, I knew it was the perfect Valentine's gift for my 2 year old niece! Beautifully illustrated and beautiful story for all kids with curly hair!
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