When Dad's Hair Took Off

When Dad's Hair Took Off
Publisher Name
Gecko Press
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September 05, 2023
One day, Dad's hair decided it was tired of being brushed and combed. It wanted a life of its own, to see the world. It took off.
Out of the bathroom, into the kitchen, and before you could say, "Hairsta la vista, baby!" it was gone.

Dad gives chase around the town. He spots his hair hiding in the lawn, on the road, at the zoo―it's amazing how many things look like hair. He gives up and tries to accept life without hair. Then the postcards arrive. The hair is on a round-the-world trip, and Dad is still bald. Until one day the unbelievable happens and the hair comes back.

A fast-paced, wonderfully absurd story packed with wordplay and hilarious illustrations.

When Dad's Hair Took Off is a comical chapter book for early readers or for any child to enjoy reading aloud with a grownup who relates! A fun book to celebrate and share with Dad on Father's Day or any day.

Translated from the German edition by Melody Shaw, which was shortlisted for multiple awards.

Jörg Mühle studied illustration in Offenbach and Paris. He has been illustrating for books and magazines since 2000. He is the author and illustrator of worldwide bestselling interactive bedtime book for toddlers, Tickle My Ears.

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When Dad’s Hair Took Off is a fantastical adventure of Dad’s hair deciding it wants adventures. Dad loves his luscious locks and takes off with a net to bring back the hair that has been with him since he was a baby. Along the way, a lot of hair-like slashes and dashes are mistaken for hair, like grass and the lines on a road. Overall, this is a delightfully quirky tale that gives a hilarious explanation of where Dad’s hair goes when he starts to go bald. My favorite page is when it first happens and the page just says “Horrors!” and has a dramatic expression on Dad’s face. I like the puns at the end of all the postcards Dad receives from his hair’s vacation.
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