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My Hair Went on Vacation Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway

Few people can keep a smile on their face when being laughed at because of a change in their appearance caused by a disease with no cure. How can a little girl manage to do that? Inspired by the real life experience of her own daughter, Paula Quinn presents a heartwarming story in My Hair Went on Vacation. Learn more about the book and enter to win a $20 Amazon gift card from the author!

About the Book:

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.

Purchase links: Amazon | Coming Up Rosies | B&N | Book Despository

My Review

After reading My Hair Went on Vacation, I'm deeply impressed with its uplifting message that encourages everyone to learn to embrace their differences and even to feel proud of them. It amazes me that Rosie, instead of feeling sad about her sudden hair loss, thinks that her hair has gone on vacation. She imagines that her hair is traveling happily around the world. As a way to support her medical journey, her parents print her drawings onto a head scarf that Rosie loves to wear to enhance her look. She then decides to send head scarves to children who also suffer from Alopecia, an autoimmune disease that attacks the hair follicle which results in baldness.

Filled with brightly colored illustrations and adorable characters, the story inspires readers, young and old alike, to maintain a positive attitude toward life, especially when they are faced with a harsh situation that goes beyond their control. It also teaches about kindness, self-love, and emotion management. I love that at the end of the story, Rosie can explain her baldness calmly to anyone showing concern. It's a great book to read any time of the day, alone or with a loved one aside.

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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One lucky reader will win a $20 Amazon gift card!

Giveaway ends 11/5. Please enter below and good luck!

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Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book to facilitate my honest review. All views and opinions expressed are my own. icefairy's Treasure Chest is not responsible for winner selection or prize fulfillment.

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