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The Hairdo That Got Away

By Joseph Coelho
Illustrated by Fiona Lumbers

Award-winning poet and author Joseph Coelho presents a lyrical and emotional reflection on the effect of separation from a parent on a child.

Once a month, Dad takes his son to the barbers, come rain or shine. But when Dad disappears, this little boy's hair grows big, ginormous, out of control – and so do his feelings. A touching and melodic story of family separation from a child's perspective from the author/illustrator duo who brought us the Amnesty International recommended picture book Luna Loves Library Day.

  • Instantly relateable for any parent or child going through a separation.
  • Featuring a 6pp gatefold - see the child's hair grow and grow as it opens out!
  • Joe Coelho won the CLPE Children’s Poetry Award with his first collection Werewolf Club Rules.

About the author

Joseph Coelho is a performance poet, children’s author, playwright and winner of the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education Poetry Award 2015 for his debut poetry collection Werewolf Club Rules (Frances Lincoln, 2014). Joe has written plays for the Polka Theatre, Soho Theatre and the Unicorn Theatre and creates dynamic poetry theatre pieces for young people that he tours nationally. He also performs with the UK's top performance poetry organisation, Apples and Snakes, visiting venues across the UK. Joseph has also been a guest poet on C beebies’ Rhyme Rocket.

About the illustrator

Fiona Lumbers has drawn on anything and everything from an early age and always insisted she would be an artist when she grew up. Fiona moved to London in 2000 to study for an MA in Painting at the Royal College of Art. A combination of her obsession with picture books and the arrival of her first son led her down the path of illustration and she hasn't looked back since. Nothing makes her happier than splashing watercolours and inks and conjuring up new characters - often influenced by the exploits of her two sons.

ISBN: 9781783447824
Imprint: Andersen Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: October 1, 2019
Dimensions: 240 x 280mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 09/10/19 at 01:51:18
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