Sunday, January 1, 2023

Review: Where Did Momo's Hair Go by Stephanie Boyer


Genre: Children's 3-8
Published: June 27, 2023
Pages: 40

The laugh-out-loud journey of a little clown's wig

Hurry up! Momo the Clown is in a rush. He runs so fast to catch the bus that his hair flies off his head... Oh, no! Where did Momo's hair go?

 A humorous story that takes young readers on an exciting adventure to find Momo the Clown’s hair through a busy town. On the way, they will encounter a host of amusing characters and their even more colorful dogs in silly situations that will keep children giggling until the last page.

I received a copy of this book through Netgalley. This is my honest review. 

This is a short story about a clown who loses their wig. The wig goes on a journey through the town, landing on several different breeds of dogs before being knocked back off again on its journey. Eventually the wig makes its way back to Momo, just in time for the party Momo is clearly supposed to be entertaining children at. 

Having the hair land on the various dogs' heads before being thrown off by their actions was clever. When the story started I was expected a wider variety of people and things that the hair ended up with though. I think that would have made for a more dynamic storyline. But this is a book written for children, so a dynamic storyline probably isn't necessary. 

The illustrations seemed very rudimentary, like children's drawings. They really look like they were done with crayons and everything. 

I don't think I'd want to read this book to children very many times personally, but I could see them asking for it several times. Overall I give it 3.2 out of 5 stars. - Katie 

In the eyes of Stéphanie Boyer, there are stories hidden all around us, even in the tiniest moments. Her creativity feeds off of poetry, as well as the humor found in everyday life. A versatile author, she writes as much for little ones, as she does for school-age children or teenagers. When she is not busy inventing stories, Stéphanie works as pedagogical advisor specialized in literacy, and as a consultant to various publishers and cultural organizations. Her main goal is for her work to stimulate children’s intelligence, sensitivity and imagination.  

Caroline Hamel is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Montreal. In 2005, she won the Québec/Wallonie-Bruxelles Award with her picture book Maman s'est perdue (Les 400 coups). She was also the illustrator behind La légende de Louis Cyr(Auzou), a biography which was rewarded in 2018 by the young jury of Communication Jeunesse. Her bibliography now comprises more than twenty books. 

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