Bippity Bop Barbershop by Natasha Anastasia TarpleyBippity Bop Barbershop by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley

Bippity Bop Barbershop

byNatasha Anastasia TarpleyIllustratorE. B. Lewis

Picture Books | January 1, 2009

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In this companion book to the bestselling I Love My Hair, a young boy, Miles, makes his first trip to the barbershop with his father. Like most little boys, he is afraid of the sharp scissors, the buzzing razor, and the prospect of picking a new hairstyle. But with the support of his dad, the barber, and the other men in the barbershop, Miles bravely sits through his first haircut. Written in a reassuring tone with a jazzy beat and illustrated with graceful, realistic watercolors, this book captures an important rite of passage for boys and celebrates African-American identity.
Natasha Anastasia Tarpley is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and numerous other awards.E.B. Lewis is the illustrator of two Corretta Scott King Honor Books, including The Bat Boy and His Violin by Gavin Curtis and Talkin' About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman by Nikki Grimes.
Title:Bippity Bop BarbershopFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:32 pages, 10 × 10 × 0.14 inPublished:January 1, 2009Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316033820

ISBN - 13:9780316033824

Appropriate for ages: 4


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Editorial Reviews

"The light-dappled watercolor paintings give the scenes a real sense of place while bringing the characters to life through a sensitive depiction of expressions, gestures, and body language. A child-centered story, well paced and beautifully illustrated." -Booklist (starred review)