Synopses & Reviews
He was born that way-The Boy with Pink Hair. He had a cotton candy colored mop that no one had ever seen before . . .
Life is not easy being pink. Adults stare at you, little children giggle behind your back and some kids are just mean. But when you have a best friend who appreciates your uniqueness and parents who are loving and supportive, you can do just about anything.
From blogger-extraordinaire, Perez Hilton, comes the story of a boy who is not afraid to be who he is and how his difference makes a difference.
"Celebrity blogger Hilton makes his debut with a book blurbed by, among others, Lady Gaga ('I wish, when I was young, I had a book as touching and beautiful as this to teach me about the journey of self-acceptance'), and brimming with admirable intentions. But a plea for understanding and tolerance, however necessary, does not a children's book make. Hilton writes as if he's working from a checklist imported from the Ideal World: the Boy's model parents love him unconditionally, 'didn't pester him to play games that he didn't like,' and encourage his cooking talents by building him a kitchen-equipped tree house. He has little faith in readers' ability to read between the lines ('he followed his own special dream and was happy to be just who he was'). He won't even let his hero have a simple triumph the Boy not only saves Parents Day with his cooking, but also gets his creations on a restaurant menu. Hill, an animator also making her debut, fares better: her stylish, boldly brush-stroked vignettes exude a funny franticness, and her bigheaded, eager-eyed characters will feel instantly familiar. Ages 3 5. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"I wish, when I was young, I had a book as touching and beautiful as this to teach me about the journey of self-acceptance." - Lady Gaga
"When I was little my mother once said to me, 'Cher, different is just another word for special.' My mother was right and so is Perez. This is an adorable tale full of whimsy and meaning!" - Cher
"A story that will resonate with any child who has ever felt weird or different. (It's a) wonderful way to tell our children it's important to celebrate each other's differences and the things that make each child unique and special." - Gloria Estefan
". . . A beautiful story about dignity, self-esteem, and the importance of parents' unconditional love. The social healing process begins when we focus on these values when raising our children." - Ricky Martin
". . . A precious little story about being special, being accepting, understanding, tolerant and above all saying it's okay to be different." - Dolly Parton
"Whether it's pink hair, or a little individuality, everybody has the right to be who they are, no matter what others say." - Selena Gomez
From blogger extraordinaire Perez Hilton comes the story of a boy who is not afraid to be who he is and how his difference makes a difference.
About the Author
Perez Hilton is the creator of one of the most famous websites in the world, www.Perezhilton.com. Delivering entertainment news on an almost hourly basis, his site attracts more than 11 million hits monthly. He is also known as one of the most intriguing figures in Hollywood. This is his first children's book.
Jen Hill (www.Jen-Hill.com) has a BFA in illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design. She has worked on animation for the Cartoon Network, BET and the Discovery Kids channel. This is her first children's book.