Bubbie’s Magical Hair is a whimsical story of a grandmother playing with her grandchildren. Sparse in words, but deep in feeling, the illustrations convey a story of magic and fun as Bubbie grows older and the children mature. Nature and imagination combine honoring the power of all grandparents and relationships that endure through life. A visual delight of adventure, change, and a world united by love. A story to be read on many levels exploring feelings, science, international customs, and imagination.
About the Author
Abbe Rolnick grew up in the suburbs of Baltimore, Maryland. Her first major cultural jolt occurred at age 15 when her family moved to Miami Beach, Florida. After attending Boston University, she lived in Puerto Rico, where she owned a bookstore. Her writings include: River of Angels, Color of Lies, and Founding Stones, novels in the Generation of Secrets Series, as well as Cocoon of Cancer: An Invitation to Love Deeply, and Tattle Tales: Essays and Stories Along the Way. Abbe lives with her husband Jim, amid twenty acres in Skagit Valley, Washington. Visit her website, www.abberolnick.com. Lynda Porter, raised in Ohio by an artistic family, became an art and music teacher for special needs students. She has traveled extensively with her family, living in Belgium and England. In retirement, Lynda continues to paint and travel. She resides with her husband in Anacortes, WA. Illustrator of five children’s books, she authored a biography of her father’s World War II experiences, which includes his paintings and hand drawn maps.
"As a grandmother of young children and an author of books of creativity for young children, I feel particularly drawn to this beautiful and emotionally deep story of Bubbie’s Magical Hair. The emotional connection is strong and deeply important for anyone who has ever loved." —MaryAnn F. Kohl, Author/ Educator, Bright Ring Publishing
"Bubbie’s Magical Hair is exactly that – magic. The story affectionately invites you to a world where your memories and emotions intertwine with the graceful characters. Mesmerizing words and illustrations surprise with twists and twirls as you are happily carried off by your imagination on the locks of Bubbie’s hair." —Shelley Muzylowski Allen, Glass Sculptor/Artist
"Grandmothers can be profoundly inspirational and life-affirming. Bubbie sweeps into view on a magic carpet with her long, black locks flowing behind her. Lovely, lilting, descriptive language and intricate, glowing illustrations are completely interwoven as readers discover Bubbie’s many wonderful attributes. She twirls, laughs, tickles, and tells tales of her life. As Bubbie’s hair changes from dark to gray to silver 'through the seasons of time,' her engagements with her growing grandchildren also change. When Bubbie cuts her hair, it leads to new magic, for she is always there in spirit and in the hearts of those who love her. . Beautifully hued illustrations flow with her hair.... Readers will note delightful details and quickly recognize the plethora of differently named grandmothers seen all around the world. A book to read over and over with Bubbie, Abuela, Halmoni, or whatever her special name is. (Picture book. 5-8)" —Kirkus Review