Ife’s First Haircut
Author and Photographer: Ifeoma Onyefulu
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When her baby brother Ife gets his first hair cut, Chinaza discovers that there’s a celebration to be had. A nicely paced, gentle story of a Nigerian child and her discovery of family traditions.
Chinaza is excited and can’t wait for her little brother to have his hair cut. Dad kindly explains that as baby gets older his hair changes and it needs to be cut to grow strongly.
Auntie Stella helps make the meal on a wood fire in their dirt floor kitchen. Uncle Mike shows Chinaza his shiny scissors and the comb. This is a special time which deserves attention.
Ifeoma Onyefulu has created a photo storyboard which reveals the humour and warmth of this family experience. Her images capture their candid expressions and day to day environment.
This award winning author presents positive images which reflect life in a healthy modern day African village. This first experience story is perfect for younger readers too.
There is food, dancing and Ife’s first haircut looks great!
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- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children’s Books
- Publication Date: 1 Aug 2013
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1847803644
- ISBN-13: 978-1847803641
- Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 23 x 1.2 cm
- Age Range: 3-6 years
Listen to Ifeoma talk about her stories and inspiration
“I don’t have a formula, or a place I can go to get ideas from, for a new book. Usually, ideas come when I least expect them. I could be doing something so boring, like washing up, and bingo, a voice pops up in my head. ”
“The idea for my book, ‘My Grandfather is a Magician,’ came when I was washing the dishes.”
“There, I was elbow deep in washing up liquid, and boom, I heard a
voice saying, ‘My grandfather is a magician.’ I thought, ‘This is strange. Nevertheless, I grabbed a pencil and a piece paper, and wrote it down.”
Ifeoma Onyefulu’s highly acclaimed books are renown for countering negative images of Africa by celebrating its traditional village life.