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Does a yak get a haircut?
Ehrlich, Fred.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Brooklyn, NY : Blue Apple Books, [2003]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 19 cm.
Shows how only some animals get haircuts and explains why it does not hurt for a child to have his hair cut.
Reading Level:
"Ages 2-5"--Jacket.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 1.8 0.5 101001.
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RL91 .E375 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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This addition to the 'Early Experiences' series helps to ease the 'invented' trauma of a child's haircut.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Two books add to the Early Experiences series by Fred Erlich, illus. by Emily Bolam: Does a Panda Go to School? explains why many members of the animal kingdom, unlike children, are unqualified to go to school; Does a Yak Get a Haircut? assuages children's fear of the barbershop. Bolam's zany illustrations add humor to both books, depicting animals in ludicrous settings. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

PreS-K-Using the same question-and-answer format as in previous books in the series, Ehrlich once again does a nice job of teaching young children about animal habits while easing their fears about themselves. In both books, Bolam's bright, engaging cartoons illustrate the silliness. In the first title, readers learn why pandas, ostriches, armadillos, and chimpanzees don't go to school but children do. In Yak, kids find out why pulling hair hurts but cutting it doesn't and why yaks and whales don't need haircuts while other animals do. By focusing on the creatures, the texts avoid being preachy and make the concepts fun. The colorful illustrations and simple texts play off one another humorously, and the compact size and clean design make the books comfortable for small hands. These titles offer a slightly different twist on familiar topics and are solid additions for most collections.-Julie Roach, Malden Public Library, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.