Meet Eva and Sadie in debut picture book author Jeff Cohen's Eva and Sadie and the Worst Haircut EVER The book was inspired by the viral recording of NPR reporter Jeff interviewing his two little girls explaining the worst haircut ever.Read more...
Meet Eva and Sadie in debut picture book author Jeff Cohen's Eva and Sadie and the Worst Haircut EVER The book was inspired by the viral recording of NPR reporter Jeff interviewing his two little girls explaining the worst haircut ever. When big sister Sadie notices Eva's hair is just too long and getting out of control, she decides to take matters into her own hands. When the haircut is over and there's a pile of hair on the floor, Sadie realizes she may have done something wrong. What will Eva and Sadie's parents say? Will they be able to fix the worst haircut ever? With beautiful illustrations from Elanna Allen, young readers will love reading a story based on a real-life sister act In the same vein as Fancy Nancy, the fun and creativity of sibling relationships shine through in this sweet tale of cutting hair and learning lessons.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-04-21
- Reviewer: Staff
With the authority that only a big sister can have, Sadie has decided that her younger sister’s Eva’s Rapunzel-like tresses are “too long, too curly, and way too MUCH.” Taking matters and scissors into her own hands, she gives Eva her first haircut—and, of course, it goes “terribly wrong” (although, as portrayed, it’s short but not exactly horrifying). But while the girls’ parents briefly “lose their cool,” it is only hair, and the repair haircut is downright stylish. “ow that Eva’s hair is short, we can’t imagine it any other way,” says Sadie. Allen (Itsy Mitsy Runs Away) has fun giving Eva’s hair a life of its own—one of her pre-haircut ’dos is worthy of the 18th-century French court, and Sadie asks the fateful question, “Do you want a haircut?” while peering from the dense, blonde depths of her sister’s curls. But newcomer Cohen’s story quickly turns into a mild-mannered domestic sitcom with sunny cartooning and a bright, chatty voice that feels more adult than kidlike. Ages 4–8. Author’s agent: Elizabeth Harding, Curtis Brown. (June)