This multi award winning children's book details how a little girl's curly hair makes her mornings difficult. Inspired by Rose-Vallee's daughter, now immortalized in the book as the hapless Sabrina, the response to rhymes like those excerpted below have been enormous from both both and girls:
I think I see movement.
Is Mom really right?
Do dinosaurs live
In my hair out of sight?
A recent review from Story Monsters, Ink writes, "Where to begin? . . . the illustrations test my vocabulary, amazing seems too simple,, creative too vague. The words are like lyrics and the tempo just flows. The rhymes stay with you from page to page. The content is relatable. Who has grown up without a hair issue along the way? This is definitely a top notch team! Each one strongly compliments the other. The pictures give life to the words, and the words so express the images, and both capture and complete the content perfectly. It's fun! It's lively! It's sure to create moments of laughter in your story time. Take time to explore the drawings. They are delightful. And you just might see . . . no . . . it can't be. But wait, it just might be . . . ". ~Darleen Wohlfeil, Monster Ink Reviews
Rose-Vallee believes the best part of the DLIMH Movement is sharing with students across the country her love of poetry, the encouragement to live "outside-the-box" and the opportunity to talk about dinosaurs! She believes seeing approval from a child's face when the bat flies out of Sabrina's hair, or having them ask their parent to read the book four times before bed, are the best validations. Join the fun! Join the DLIMH Movement! Anni Matsick (illustrator) and Rose-Vallee are working to complete the second in the DLIMH series where Sabrina uses her ingenuity and dinosaurs to overcome difficulties in first grade.
Winner of the Gold Florida Authors and Publishers President's Award for Poetry; Silver Florida Authors and Publishers President's Award for Cover Design; Gold Mom's Choice Award for Children's Picture Book; Purple Dragonfly Award 1st Place for Poetry; Purple Dragonfly Honorable Mentions & 2nd place awards for illustrations & cover; 2016 Gold Summer Pinnacle Award for Children's Book; New Book Gold Award.
"This engaging story offers a funny look at what happens when a child's imagination unfurls."
~ Kirkus Reviews
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