Kittie Lacey is the best hairdresser in Fairytale land, but being so popular is exhausting. This talented stylist needs a holiday, and what an incredible holiday she gets on Aladdin’s magic carpet tour!
Children who enjoy a good adventure story will be swept away by this ‘genie-us’ contemporary rewrite of Aladdin. With it’s sparkling cover, eye catching art work (Lauren Beard) and repeated use of, KAZAM!,The Fairytale Hairdresser and Aladdin, scores highly on the re-readability scale. This is fortunate as it also scores highly on the ‘again!’ scale! With each re-read, you discover another visual gem; word play jokes, a cool ginger bread man and a literal lollypop man, to name just a few.
I love that Kittie uses her unique talents (including her plaiting skills), to help her new friends; Aladdin, the empowered Jamelia and the genie. And, amongst all the excitement and adventure, Kittie Lacey finds her all important inspiration for imaginative new hair styles.
Abie Longstaff’s writing is fun, well plotted and challenges stereotypes. Accompanied beautifully by Lauren Beard’s appealing and uplifting art work, this book is a definite hit and a pleasure to read.