Eva and Sadie and the Worst Haircut EVER! by Jeff Cohen

evaEva and Sadie and the Worst Haircut EVER!
By Jeff Cohen
Illustrated by Elanna Allen
32 pages – ages 5+
Published by HarperCollins on June 3, 2014

Eva and Sadie are sisters. Eva’s hair is long and curly. Sadie thinks that it is too long, too curly, and too much of a bother. It is practically impossible to tame! Then, Sadie had an idea – why not give Eva a haircut? Awesome idea, right? Maybe not so much…

An NPR radio reporter, Jeff Cohen has 2 little girls, Sadie, 5, and Eva, 3. He interviewed his kids after a disastrous hair cutting incident. Click HERE to go to the original interview (it’s hilarious). Apparently the interview went viral and Mr. Cohen turned the story into a very cute picture book. The story is very well-written, and has a great message. The message that Sadie learns is “It’s okay to make mistakes, as long as we learn from them, and try not to do them again.” Sadie and Eva are great characters, ones you can relate with – after all who hasn’t done something like this when you were little?  Ms. Allen’s illustrations put the finishing touch on the book, like the whipped cream and cherry on the sundae. I think children will love learning from Eva and Sadie’s mistake. 🙂

I give this book 5 out of 5 bookworms!fivebooks

Check out the trailer!


Categories: Age 1-5, Age 6-9

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40 replies

  1. Oh boy. Girls in trouble. I’ve never had a haircut before, but the Dogzilla pup tries to chew off my ear sometimes. I’m thinking that’s kind of the same. That interview is hilarious. Both girls are so sincere and innocent! What a great scenario for a book. Love it!

  2. Sounds all too familiar! My sis tried to cut my hair – “it would be so easy, just a straight line across the back” – only it wasn’t. So she tried again. And that wasn’t straight either. I think I lost 12 inches that day!

  3. This looks adorable. How cool that the author was able to turn a real-life incident into a publishable picture book.

  4. Fab trailer, Erik. There are lots of books about wild hair. Even my critique partner has one. Such a great topic. I bet this book is fun.

  5. Cool book. Mom and I saw Jeff on a TV show talking about his little girls. I’m happy they learned from their mistake. I never do!

    Love and licks,

  6. This sounds like such a cute story. Fun review, SuperKid!

  7. Sounds adorable. I love the trailer! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Ridiculously cute illustrations. and a story that happens to lots of little girls. But not me – I just took out my frustration and curiosity on the Barbie dolls 🙂

  9. ooops! I know what it feels like to have unruly curls…but I wouldn’t want anyone to have a go at them. This looks great!

  10. Just a delightful read of a good deed gone bad. The girls seem very well brought up. Coming face to face with their mother’s horrified reaction on seeing the “bad” haircut, they tell the truth, consequences or no consequences. Great story.

  11. I’ve been trying to get here since yesterday. I FINALLY made it! What a SUPERCALAFRAGALISTIC idea for a book! *scratches head* I wonder why I didn’t think of it? 🙂 Love the illustrations. Love the trailer. Thanks for telling us about another great book!

  12. Adorable, Erik. Such cute illustrations!

  13. This book bring back horrible memories of mom “thinning” my thick curly hair. Now it is thin and it is all mom’s fault. 🙁 She wouldn’t agree. 🙂 The trailer is cute and the book cover looks amazing. Little girls will love this one. Also a great way to memorialize that incident. 🙂

  14. Thanks, everyone, for taking the time to comment on the book — and, hopefully, read it! We had a great time making the book happen, and are thrilled to get five out of five bookworms here! Awesome.

  15. I love picturebooks about hair for some reason. Just crazy funny. Reminded me too of Crazy Hair by Gaiman and McKean. 🙂

  16. Reblogged this on Polilla Writes and commented:
    I’m sure you all know of someone having this experience … either you were personally involved in some way, or you discovered your child’s attempts.
    Please tell us about it!

  17. What a hoot. I love the video. I am proud to say that I did the very same thing to my cousin when I was young. Boy did I get into trouble. And, my daughter had her friend in pre-school cut her bangs in the bathroom with blunt scissors. What a mess. The school was more upset than I was. Kids will be kids. Great share..

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