Lion Needs a Haircut
  • Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • Publication Date: May 5, 2020
  • Price: $16.99
  • Trim Size: 9 x 9
  • ISBN: 978-1-4197-4224-8
  • EAN: 9781419742248
  • Page Count: 40
  • Illustrations: color illustrations throughout
  • Format: Hardcover (Self Ended)
  • Rights: World/All
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This relatable story from award-winning author-illustrator Hyewon Yum explores the universal fear of first haircuts with honesty, tenderness, and humor

Little lion needs a haircut. But he doesn’t want one!
Is he worried? No.
Is he scared? NO!
He just likes his hair the way it is. R-O-A-R!
But there’s someone else who needs a haircut, too . . . it’s Dad, and he doesn’t want one, either!
Maybe if they go to the barbershop together, there will be nothing to worry about.


"This latest from picture-book veteran Yum brims with heart and charm, turning a classic childhood conflict on its head with subtle style and wit."
"An enjoyable tale about a common childhood issue. A recommended purchase."
School Library Journal

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About the author

Hyewon Yum is an author and illustrator of many picture books, including Saturday Is Swimming Day, which won a Charlotte Zolotow Honor. She has two sons who hate haircuts. She also doesn’t like haircuts, but she’s never told her kids that. She lives in Brooklyn with her roaring family.