- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: Hushion House (Sept. 1 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0943706262
- ISBN-13: 978-0943706269
- Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 0.6 x 29.2 cm
- Shipping Weight: 404 g
- Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,263,583 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Princess Alopecia Hardcover – Sep 1 1999
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From School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-A girl named Alopecia lives in a town called Follicle. Every year she plays Rapunzel in the town festival, but when her beautiful long hair starts to fall out, her role is in jeopardy and she worries about being teased by her classmates. When the teacher explains the girl's problem to the class, they all agree to cut off their hair and donate it to be used in the play. Although youngsters who are afflicted with alopecia (according to the author, this scalp disease affects more than four million people in the United States) are undoubtedly embarrassed, afraid, and angry, this book will not do much to allay those feelings. The writing is stiff and self-conscious, the resolution is quite unrealistic, and the illustrations are cartoony. The fairy-tale treatment doesn't work here; children would be better served by a straightforward explanation.-Christine A. Moesch, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, NY
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From the Publisher
This book includs an introduction about Alopecia, a term used to describe partial or complete recurring hair loss. Over four million children suffer from some form of Alopecia. This book will help them...as well as teachers, students, friends, and relatives...to understand and cope with this problem.
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"Like Princess Alopecia?!?"
"...oh! Like in the book? You read the book?"
"Yes, I LOVE it." She enthused.
"Oh. Good.. I got that book for your school."
Cutting me off, "Nooo! I love it..."
So.., despite the negative criticism in the product description, I have a smart 5 yr old, with no connection whatsoever to alopecia, who independently loves Princess Alopecia and now knows something about the disorder and who shall likely be understanding and kind when she encounters a child without hair.