ISBN-13: 9781783447824

RRP: £12.99

Published: 3rd October 2019

Length: 32 Pages

The Hairdo That Got Away

Nominated for the 2021 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal
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.


"A touching story about family interactions – and hair! Poet Joe Coelho tells the story of a moment of sadness in a child's life with great sensitivity and a suitably hopefuly ending."
LoveReading4Kids, Pick of the Month November 2019

"A lyrical, emotional look at the effect of separation, paired with Lumbers’ richly textured art."
Fiona Noble - The Bookseller