Book Review: Curlilocks and the Big Bad Hairbrush


A cute children’s book about following directions and the importance of telling the truth.

I was excited to learn that Curlilocks’ adventures were continuing in this second book by Yolanda King.

Story Synopsis: This book tells the story of a little girl named Curlilocks, who is given a task by her father to deliver pies to her aunties. As she goes about her way, she does not exactly follow her father’s instructions.

Author:  Yolanda King

Curlilocks and the Big Bad Hairbrush

Lesson/Skills: The story emphasizes 1) the importance of following directions even when you do not really want to do so; and 2) the need to tell to tell the truth.

MPAK Recommended.  Illustrated by Fanny Liem

Age Range: 4-6 years, but a younger toddler will enjoy the story as well.

Book Type: Picture book

Length: 36 pages (8 x 10) 

Lead character: Black/African American girl

To purchase: Amazon for $9.20 (paperback) or order directly from Tangled Press.


Small boy reading a book

About Author

I am Dr. Joanna Scott, creator of Mocha Parents, Awesome Kids. I am also a mother, researcher and racial equity consultant. I have worked with numerous organizations across the country who aspire to be more intentional about race in their organizational policies and practices. In this space, I borrow from my work and my parenting experiences living at the intersection of race and gender. I have an extensive background in public policy analysis, family counseling and years of experience as a child advocate. I hope my work mirrors my heart’s song – a deep belief in the brilliance of every Black child.