Book Title: My Hair Went on Vacation by Paula Quinn
Category: Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7), 38 pages
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Publisher: Mascot Books
Release date: August, 2020
Content Rating: G. This children’s book is for everyone.
This story is about Rosie, who lives in Chicago. Within three weeks she lost all of her hair and asked, “Where did it go?” Rosie loved to rock the bald, without even skipping a beat. She happily wore sunscreen -not even a hat!- in the summer heat. At bedtime, Rosie would tell her own stories with a smile on her face. She’d imagine her hair going on magical adventures all over the place. From a young age, Rosie loved herself and was not phased by her look, So her mother decided to share her spirit to teach others through this book. Come on this adventure with a confident bald girl, Who tells us Bald is beautiful! as she smiles with a twirl. We hope this book can inspire you to love others as they are, And to love yourself every day, whether your hair is near or far.
I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.
What an inspiring story for children as well as adults! Rosie is a real person and her mom is the author, Paula Quinn. When Rosie lost all of her hair, she wasn’t fazed. She was diagnosed with alopecia, but she would tell people that her hair went on vacation. She showed others how to love yourself even if you’re a little different…especially because you’re a little different.
It’s obvious that Rosie and her mother feel that helping those with low self-esteem is important. They’ve even started a mission to help others who are struggling to restore confidence, happiness, and pride.
My Hair Went on Vacation is adorable and has cute and colorful illustrations and rhyming text. It teaches children and adults to love yourself and others as they are. This is definitely a book I recommend!
About the Author
Paula and Rosie Quinn are the founders of Coming Up Rosies, a nonprofit dedicated to fulfilling Rosie’s dream to make bald kids like her smile confidently. At two years old, Rosie was diagnosed with alopecia universalis, an incurable autoimmune disease that results in baldness. From a young age, Rosie taught her parents how to embrace her difference by coming up with magical adventures of her hair each night before bed. Despite Rosie’s confidence, awkward questions and comments about her baldness started to bother Rosie. One day, her parents surprised her with a head scarf made from one of her paintings. Rosie immediately felt confident again, and wanted to share this feeling of pride with all bald children. Rosie lives in Chicago with her sister Caroline, her parents Paula and Larry, and their bernedoodle, Enzo. As a family, they love to go to Cubs games, have dance parties, and cook Italian dinners at home.
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