Bippity Bop Barbershop
Written by: Natasha Anastasia Tarpley, Illustrated by: E.B. Lewis
Publisher: Little, Brown and Co. (Hachette Book Group)
Author Natasha Anastasia Tarpley is the author of the children’s book, I Love My Hair, and author of the adult books, Girl in the Mirror and Testimony. She is the winner of the 1999 Black Board Children’s Book of the Year, amongst other awards. She resides in New York.
Illustrator E.B. Lewis is the illustrator for the children’s books: I Love My Hair, The Bat Boy and His Violin, and Down the Road- Which was named a Notable Book for Children by the American Literary Association. His work is frequently exhibited in galleries throughout the U.S. He resides in New Jersey.
This children’s book, directed to kids 2-6, follows Miles and Daddy through their everyday morning rituals, with a surprise- Miles is getting his first haircut!
I found this to be a delightful book. The illustrations, done in watercolor, are just beautiful and eye-catching. I think this should be a necessity in every salon and barbershop that sees children. It not only displays the great relationship and routine between father and son, but shows kids how getting a haircut is not so scary. It addresses fear on their level and works through it.
Bippity Bop Barbershop is a beautifully illustrated and superbly written children’s story!
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