A young boy's trip to the barber shop is a joyful celebration of confidence and self-esteem.
The barber shop is where magic happens! Boys go in as lumps of clay and, with princely robes draped around their shoulders, a dab of cool shaving cream on their foreheads and a slow, steady cut, they become royalty, aware of every great thing that could happen to them when they look good. Their grades improve, they get noticed, they feel good about themselves. This rhythmic, read-aloud title is an unbridled celebration of the self-esteem, confidence and swagger boys feel when they leave the barber's chair. It's a tradition that places a figurative crown on their heads that perfectly confirms their brilliance and worth.
Derrick Barnes, a graduate of Jackson State University, Mississippi, USA, is the author of eight books, including the popular US series Ruby and the Booker Boys. He also wrote best-selling copy for Hallmark as the first African American male staff writer for the company. Derrick Barnes lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his wife and four sons.
Gordon C. James, a graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York City,is an award-winning fine artist specializing in figurative drawing. He is the illustrator of the Scraps of Time children's book series. He has worked for Hallmark as an illustrator and artist and has taught at the University of North Carolina. Gordon C. James lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.