Eva and Sadie and the Worst Haircut EVER! by Jeff Cohen

30 Jun

evaEva and Sadie and the Worst Haircut EVER!
By Jeff Cohen
Illustrated by Elanna Allen
32 pages – ages 5+
Published by HarperCollins on June 3, 2014

Eva and Sadie are sisters. Eva’s hair is long and curly. Sadie thinks that it is too long, too curly, and too much of a bother. It is practically impossible to tame! Then, Sadie had an idea – why not give Eva a haircut? Awesome idea, right? Maybe not so much…

An NPR radio reporter, Jeff Cohen has 2 little girls, Sadie, 5, and Eva, 3. He interviewed his kids after a disastrous hair cutting incident. Click HERE to go to the original interview (it’s hilarious). Apparently the interview went viral and Mr. Cohen turned the story into a very cute picture book. The story is very well-written, and has a great message. The message that Sadie learns is “It’s okay to make mistakes, as long as we learn from them, and try not to do them again.” Sadie and Eva are great characters, ones you can relate with – after all who hasn’t done something like this when you were little?  Ms. Allen’s illustrations put the finishing touch on the book, like the whipped cream and cherry on the sundae. I think children will love learning from Eva and Sadie’s mistake. 🙂

I give this book 5 out of 5 bookworms!fivebooks

Check out the trailer!


40 Responses to “Eva and Sadie and the Worst Haircut EVER! by Jeff Cohen”

  1. readingwithrhythm June 30, 2014 at 10:51 am #

    Oh boy. Girls in trouble. I’ve never had a haircut before, but the Dogzilla pup tries to chew off my ear sometimes. I’m thinking that’s kind of the same. That interview is hilarious. Both girls are so sincere and innocent! What a great scenario for a book. Love it!


  2. julie rowan zoch June 30, 2014 at 11:46 am #

    Sounds all too familiar! My sis tried to cut my hair – “it would be so easy, just a straight line across the back” – only it wasn’t. So she tried again. And that wasn’t straight either. I think I lost 12 inches that day!


    • thiskidreviewsbooks June 30, 2014 at 3:17 pm #

      I hope it grew back! 😉 How old were you when that happened?


      • julie rowan zoch June 30, 2014 at 3:30 pm #

        Maybe 10? It did grow back, and that same amount has since been donated to locks of love twice.


      • thiskidreviewsbooks June 30, 2014 at 3:50 pm #

        That’s very kind of you! But I’m guessing you get a professional do it, instead of your sister? (unless, of course, if she grew up to be a hair stylist) 😉


      • julie rowan zoch June 30, 2014 at 11:44 pm #

        That was the last time she cut my hair, you’re right!


      • thiskidreviewsbooks July 2, 2014 at 7:07 am #



  3. Joanne Fritz June 30, 2014 at 11:56 am #

    This looks adorable. How cool that the author was able to turn a real-life incident into a publishable picture book.


  4. Catherine Johnson June 30, 2014 at 8:52 pm #

    Fab trailer, Erik. There are lots of books about wild hair. Even my critique partner has one. Such a great topic. I bet this book is fun.


  5. Genevieve Petrillo June 30, 2014 at 9:20 pm #

    Cool book. Mom and I saw Jeff on a TV show talking about his little girls. I’m happy they learned from their mistake. I never do!

    Love and licks,


  6. LovableLobo July 1, 2014 at 12:40 am #

    This sounds like such a cute story. Fun review, SuperKid!


  7. tinamcho July 1, 2014 at 6:22 am #

    Sounds adorable. I love the trailer! Thanks for sharing!


  8. Lauri Meyers July 1, 2014 at 10:45 am #

    Ridiculously cute illustrations. and a story that happens to lots of little girls. But not me – I just took out my frustration and curiosity on the Barbie dolls 🙂


    • thiskidreviewsbooks July 2, 2014 at 11:06 am #

      Ha! Josie used to do that, until she got in trouble too many times (she used Mom’s scissors).


  9. ontheplumtree July 1, 2014 at 11:22 am #

    ooops! I know what it feels like to have unruly curls…but I wouldn’t want anyone to have a go at them. This looks great!


  10. Lois Brown July 1, 2014 at 12:42 pm #

    Just a delightful read of a good deed gone bad. The girls seem very well brought up. Coming face to face with their mother’s horrified reaction on seeing the “bad” haircut, they tell the truth, consequences or no consequences. Great story.


  11. Robyn Campbell July 1, 2014 at 5:36 pm #

    I’ve been trying to get here since yesterday. I FINALLY made it! What a SUPERCALAFRAGALISTIC idea for a book! *scratches head* I wonder why I didn’t think of it? 🙂 Love the illustrations. Love the trailer. Thanks for telling us about another great book!


    • thiskidreviewsbooks July 2, 2014 at 11:22 am #

      Were you having problems with my blog, or were you just busy? If it is the former, then please let me know. 🙂 This is an awesome book, Ms. Campbell – I think you would like it! 😀


  12. writersideup July 1, 2014 at 6:32 pm #

    Adorable, Erik. Such cute illustrations!


  13. KidLitReviews July 1, 2014 at 10:40 pm #

    This book bring back horrible memories of mom “thinning” my thick curly hair. Now it is thin and it is all mom’s fault. 😦 She wouldn’t agree. 🙂 The trailer is cute and the book cover looks amazing. Little girls will love this one. Also a great way to memorialize that incident. 🙂


    • thiskidreviewsbooks July 2, 2014 at 11:25 am #

      This is a wonderful book, 🙂 but I’m sorry it brought back bad memories. 😦 I still think you should review it. 😉


  14. Jeff Cohen July 3, 2014 at 2:53 pm #

    Thanks, everyone, for taking the time to comment on the book — and, hopefully, read it! We had a great time making the book happen, and are thrilled to get five out of five bookworms here! Awesome.


    • thiskidreviewsbooks July 8, 2014 at 8:57 am #

      Thank YOU, Mr. Cohen, for taking the time to comment on my blog! Your book deserves the five bookworms!


  15. Myra GB October 9, 2014 at 7:51 am #

    I love picturebooks about hair for some reason. Just crazy funny. Reminded me too of Crazy Hair by Gaiman and McKean. 🙂


  16. Lynn March 23, 2015 at 12:09 pm #

    Reblogged this on Polilla Writes and commented:
    I’m sure you all know of someone having this experience … either you were personally involved in some way, or you discovered your child’s attempts.
    Please tell us about it!


  17. Patricia Tilton March 23, 2015 at 7:24 pm #

    What a hoot. I love the video. I am proud to say that I did the very same thing to my cousin when I was young. Boy did I get into trouble. And, my daughter had her friend in pre-school cut her bangs in the bathroom with blunt scissors. What a mess. The school was more upset than I was. Kids will be kids. Great share..


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