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Beauty Day , (November 2005) Tanglewood Press

Kirkus Reviews (10/15) -- Caseley's trendy tale of hair salon hijinks will appeal to the inner divas of young readers. Rosie is dismayed to discover that she has to spend the day at the beauty parlor with her grandma. From manicures to highlights, from wigs to waxing, Rosie explores the shop while her grandmother works; the addition of a mischievous boy and a missing wig add a little excitement. Caseley gives would-be beauty queens an insider's peek at the operations of the salon industry. She also incorporates reader interaction: After describing various salon treatments, readers are prompted to choose which option they would select. The collage-style illustrations capture the organized havoc that is a working salon; readers are bombarded with an amalgamation of textures and eye-popping hues. The many details Caseley supplies in her illustrations, both in the forefront of the spreads, as well as in the backgrounds, will serve to pique readers' interest. Frivolous but fun, this delivers a tantalizing, humorous exhibition of the ups and downs of this secret world of glamour. (Picture book. 4-8)




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