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Wally Does Not Want a Haircut

Written & illustrated by Amanda Driscoll
Published by Alfred A. Knopf
5.83 / 7.0
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Wally the sheep does not want to get the haircut he really needs, even after all the other farm animals get new hairdos, but when his shaggy wool gets him in trouble, he has no choice but to ask for a trim.

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The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
5.5 / 7.0

This is a great little book about overcoming your fears! I personally loved all the punny language (although it may be over the youngest readers heads!), complete with onomatopoeia, alliteration and terrific vocabulary! The silly illustrations make this a totally fun and humorous read!

B is for Bookworm
Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
6.0 / 7.0

Wally is so fun! I love the extremes he takes in order to not have to get his hair cut. The overarching message of love for his mom is also such a sweet touch!

Mom of Boys
Mom of three little boys who love books about dragons, whangdoodles and magic.
6.0 / 7.0

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Who Wrote Wally Does Not Want a Haircut

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Amanda Driscoll

Amanda is an author and illustrator based in Prospect, Kentucky. As she explains, like “any good Kentucky-born girl,” she “grew up drawing horses.” After earning a degree in Fine Art / Graphic Design from Murray State University, she worked as a graphic designer before launching her own company, Driscoll Creative. When she became a mother, she discovered her true passion: writing and illustrating children’s books. She is now the author and illustrator of three picture books.

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  • Where did you get the idea for Wally Does Not Want a Haircut?

    Basically, Wally is my son in sheep form. He was afraid of getting his hair cut, and went to great lengths to avoid it (quite literally). I wanted to show kids that haircuts don’t hurt, and hopefully lessen haircut anxiety and drama for parents.

  • What do you hope children enjoy about your character Wally?

    I hope kids see Wally overcome his fears, and know they can overcome theirs as well. And I hope the story makes them laugh. A lot.

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