“Pumpkin Pie was special,
Pumpkin was a queen
But Pumpkin didn’t know just how special she was,
Pumpkin had a secret,
Something that made her sad …
Pumpkin didn’t like her hair.
She thought her curls were bad.”
Pumpkin Pie has a secret … She doesn’t like her hair at all!
Her wild locks just won’t be tamed.
She can’t hide her curly hair away either.
Why can’t her hair just look like all her friends’ hair? But she soon discovers that her curly hair makes her unique …
The representation of girls in books is very important. The book also ties in with important debates surrounding the styling of natural hair. Both an English as well as an Afrikaans edition of the book will be published simultaneously.
Another picture book that also represents girls and is focused on encouraging girls that they can do and be anything is Meisies kan enigiets doen.