Paula and her Multi-coloured Hair


Children - Educational
26 Pages
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Author Biography

Carmen Parets (1983) - Early childhood educator (ECE) and author of the blog of children's themed tales 'http://catacricatacrac.blogspot.com.es/.'

I have the great fortune to combine inside my profession all hobbies that motivate my creativity, such as writing and drawing for the most demanding of all, the small ones of the house. The tales are the most direct way to transmit values and serve as a guide to educate the emotions. In this way children begin to have knowledge and respect for themselves, to the others and to the environment around them. In my humble contribution, I wish provide you through my stories a bit in that sense, because there is no better way to grow and learn, than by having fun and if it is through literature, better than good.
In my tales, I always offer warmth and simplicity. They are elaborated taking care for all the details in order to capture the teaching behind the words.
With no more delay, I invite you to read them and share your opinion.

Regards,

Carmen

    Book Review

Reviewed by Kristie Ingerto for Readers' Favorite

Paula and her Multi-coloured Hair, a children’s book written by Carmen Parets Luque, is a short story that illustrates how a girl experiences various emotions. Paula experiences sadness when her father leaves for work and her hair turns blue and wraps around her like a scarf. When Paula is angry, her hair becomes red and stands straight up. At times when Paula feels scared, her hair covers her face as a protection or barrier against what is causing her to feel afraid. Paula’s hair turns pink when she is feeling happy or she makes others feel happy. Paula also shares how she is able to feel better when she is feeling sad or mad, or how she is able to feel safe again once she is feeling scared.

Carmen Parets Luque has created a book that children will be able to read and relate to the character. Paula, the main character in Carmen’s book, Paula and her Multi-coloured Hair, describes how she feels when she is experiencing various emotions. Paula describes how she visualizes her hair changing color to match her mood. This is a great approach to take as children are often encouraged to think about how their entire bodies feel when they are experiencing certain emotions as this helps them determine what they are feeling and how to help themselves. The book ends with Paula stating that she will share her feelings with someone whom she knows will listen and this helps; this is a key lesson for children to learn as talking and sharing with someone will help. It is also an excellent reminder to adults to be a good listener as this is what children need. I highly recommend this book to use with children and it would be an excellent resource for school counselors or social workers working with children.