Hairdo!: What We Do and Did to Our Hair

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Holiday House, 2002 - Health & Fitness - 32 pages
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Can you imagine Valentine's Day without chocolate hearts, Halloween without candy corn, Christmas without candy canes, or Hanukkah without chocolate coins? Candy has always played an important and mouthwatering part in holiday celebrations as well as day-to-day life. From maple syrup invented by Native Americans to the fudge made by a Vassar College student, this text reveals how many kinds of candy came to be. The text, together with witty, fun-filled illustrations, offers an entertaining collection of little known facts on sweets from yesterday and today.

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Review: Hairdo: What We Do and Did to Our Hair

User Review  - Greta - Goodreads

Don't judge a book by its cover. I did not like the illustrations..however the content is very interesting. A great book for multicultural interest in an independent reading library. Reviews ... Read full review

Review: Hairdo: What We Do and Did to Our Hair

User Review  - Marcia - Goodreads

A fun look at hair and its importance through history and different cultures. Lots of information presented in an engaging way. The downside to this picture book was the illustrations--the facial renderings really detracted from an otherwise interesting read. Read full review

About the author (2002)

Ruth Freeman Swain has been a preschool instructor and has taught creative movement. Her first book for children was Bedtime!, a National Council of Social Studies Notable Book. She lives in blue Hill, Maine.

Cat Bowman Smith has illustrated many highly praised books, including Bedtime!, by Ruth Freeman Swain, and Nine for California and Boom Town, both by Sonia Levitin. She lives in Pittsford, New York.

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