Where Did Momo’s Hair Go? – WritingCommunity.ca
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REVIEW: Where Did Momo’s Hair Go?
Writer: Stéphanie Boyer
Illustrator: Caroline Hamel
Writer: Crackboom Books
Anticipated Date of Publication: June 2023
Where Did Momo’s Hair Go? incorporates a clown named Momo who loses his wig on his technique to catch the bus. Readers comply with Momo’s wig round city because it zips, floats, and flutters from face to face. The catch? Every head it lands on is a distinct sort of canine. Every time the wig is shipped flying, the textual content asks, “Where did Momo’s hair go?” till it lands in its rightful place. Or…possibly not.
Where Did Momo’s Hair Go? is a enjoyable romp round a vibrant city that includes quite a lot of townsfolk doing all types of attention-grabbing issues making the illustrations enjoyable to scour. The thriller of the place the wig will find yourself subsequent retains the pages turning. The illustrations are as zany because the canines’ antics, with the city’s characters a mix of people and animals styled in virtually futuristic methods. The color palette is vivid and made up of primarily major and secondary colors.
The quilt copy offers a misunderstanding of what the reader will discover inside. The copywriter did virtually too good a job, as they wrote a beautiful lyrical blurb leaving the reader anticipating a lyrical story. The textual content nevertheless fall rather more flat, with one thing doubtless misplaced in translation from the unique French model.
Extra importantly, the e-book has a variety drawback. Although many pores and skin tones exist (white, pink, blue, orange), there are not any black or brown faces. This could possibly be as a result of alternative of a restricted color palette, nevertheless the place ethnicity is clear, stereotypes abound, equivalent to an Asian particular person sporting what seems to be a Tang Dynasty period up do, or a Jewish particular person with a bushy beard and fedora. Additionally troubling is that everybody on this city seems to be able-bodied. There isn’t a single assistive machine in sight…until you rely a number of eyeglasses. With so many characters, there are a plethora of missed alternatives to authentically symbolize extra various faces, our bodies, and identities.
A enjoyable learn for these in search of visually stimulating supplies.
Reviewed digitally by way of NetGalley.