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By: Krzoska Jenny Bobbie Taylor

But I Don't Want a Haircut!

Pages: 46 Ratings: 4.3
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A fun rhyming book about a little boy who is petrified of having his hair cut. Enter into the fun, magical world of Joey’s imagination as he describes his fears and why he doesn’t want a haircut…could the hairdresser really have “teeth like a shark” and “big wings like a horrible fly”? Join Joey on his journey at the special salon just for kids as he overcomes his fear of getting a haircut.

Bobbie and Jenny run a successful children’s hair salon based in the north east of England, their salon Fidgets The Salon For Kids was established in 2010 and caters for children of all ages. Bobbie and Jenny work with lots of children with sensory issues and additional needs, their aim is to make haircuts as stress free as possible and eventually an enjoyable experience. After witnessing the many different ways in which children can be affected by the whole prospect of a haircut, they decided to create a fun rhyming book based on their personal experiences and tricks they use in the salon, hopefully encouraging children to realise that haircuts don’t have to be a scary experience. 

Bobbie and Jenny run a successful children’s hair salon based in the north east of England, their salon Fidgets The Salon For Kids was established in 2010 and caters for children of all ages. Bobbie and Jenny work with lots of children with sensory issues and additional needs, their aim is to make haircuts as stress free as possible and eventually an enjoyable experience. After witnessing the many different ways in which children can be affected by the whole prospect of a haircut, they decided to create a fun rhyming book based on their personal experiences and tricks they use in the salon, hopefully encouraging children to realise that haircuts don’t have to be a scary experience. 

Customer Reviews
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  • Mike smith

    Got this book for my nephew, he has autism. He really related to the boy in the book and is coming to round to the idea of visiting a hair salon after reading it a few times. It's bright, well written and fun because it rhymes!! Would recommend to anyone who has a kid that hates haircuts!!!

  • Melissa Espenschied - Night Reader Reviews

    But I Don’t Want A Haircut by Bobbie Taylor & Jenny Kreoska is a great book to get before a child’s first haircut. According to the section about the authors, this book was written by two hairdressers. These two specialize in children’s haircuts making them (and this book by extenuation) a viable resource for parents of a scared child.

    Joey’s hair has gotten so long that he can’t see and his parents decide it is time for a haircut. Unfortunately, Joey is afraid of the hairdresser and doesn't want to go. He voices his concerns about things like the hairdresser having sharp teeth and claws. Joey’s parents reassure him that he has nothing to worry about and that the hairdresser will be careful. Once they get to the salon Joey decides it doesn't look that bad and that the hairdresser looks nice. She even sits on the floor with him to brush his hair and offers to use an electric razor when the scissors scare him. By the time everything is done Joey is happy, relaxed, and looking forward to his next haircut.

    I love how this book acknowledges Joey’s fears about the hairdresser without acting like the fears are silly. Joey is reassured that there is nothing to worry about and is able to relax thanks to the approach used.

    This book is designed to reassure children going in for a haircut who are scared. Parents can read this to their children but it is simple enough that a child should be able to read this short book on their own. I rate this book 3 out of 4. This is because this is a very cute book.

  • James McDermott

    We have been going to their kids hair salon since my eldest son (who is now 10) was about 1 year old. He is on the Autistic Spectrum and the book is great way to try an understand how somebody may be feeling in a new environment with people up close and personal. Great book, Great Ladies, Great Salon!

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