Maci's Magic Hairbrush
By Kris Anise Broussard
"Lupo, aupo, fistam, fings...I want big, curly, red rings." What do you do when you want something new? Maci wants new hair...hair that is different and better than her own. She is absolutely so very tired of two big, boring, brown bands stretched around two big, boring, brown, ponytailed puffs that she wears every single day, the same way. When she has a dream about a magic hairbrush, it seems like her wish might just come true! Children of all ages will delight in Maci's exploration of her own beauty in Maci's Magic Hairbrush, the lighthearted look at how a young girl learns that her own hair is just right for her. Written especially for young girls everywhere, this playful, poignant "pony tale" offers meaningful teachable moments that will launch a lifetime of positive self-esteem, one pretty curl at a time. Kris Broussard's highly imaginative look at personal style is certain to engage children who are beginning to examine their own unique features. Maci does not like her own wayward curls and dreams of having hair like her friends. She loves Maya's sandy brown dreadlocks, and she loves Ming's jet-black, iron-straight strands. She loves Mimi's bouncy copper ringlets but also loves Mina's thick brown waves. When Maci has a dream about a magic hairbrush that transforms her hair to be just like each of her friends, she comes to realize that her friends' hair might be perfect for them, but her own hair is the perfect hair for her. This invaluable lesson on personal beauty gives her a new confidence in her own perfect curls. Ultimately she appreciates her hair and its versatility and comes to understand why she should be proud of and love her hair. Author Kris Broussard was inspired to write Maci's Magic Hairbrush after experiencing her own young daughter's concerns about her hair and the fact that she wanted hair different from her own. Kris Broussard hopes this book will help any young girls struggling with self-esteem issues to recognize their own special qualities. With humor, heart, and plenty of fabulous hair, Maci's Magic Hairbrush is certain to capture the imagination of girls everywhere, while teaching them how to celebrate their own wonderful individuality.