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Leslie Patricelli. Candlewick, $6.99 (26p) ISBN 978-0-7636-7931-6

The round-headed baby who has starred in Patricelli’s Boo!, Hop! Hop! and numerous other board books has long been defined by the single, curly hair springing from its head. But what happens when that hair needs a trim? With the baby’s hair now resembling a mangled car antenna, Mom whisks her child to a salon for kids, where the baby calmly submits to the experience (“I put on a funny cape and sit in an airplane!”), providing reassurance for kids whose hair may also be getting a little unruly. Patricelli’s bold acrylics are as entertaining as ever in this warm and funny tribute to the messy everyday life of a tot. Up to age 3. (Jan.)