Where Did Momo’s Hair Go?
Translated by Carine Laforest
Illustrated by Caroline Hamel
In Where Did Momo’s Hair Go?, by Stéphanie Boyer, Momo the clown’s hair is playing a game of intermediate Peekaboo with a cast of canines, to the great amusement of the toddler crowd.
In the few pages he appears, Momo gives off working-class-clown vibes. This guy is in a hurry to get to his next gig, and he’s late for the bus too. He’s hustling so fast that his hair takes a leap onto Ms. Strudel’s Poodle and then onto Mr. Bastien’s Dalmatian. In this busy world, it’s not enough to vaguely resemble your dog, your name better rhyme with it too.
The jaunty illustrations by Caroline Hamel convey the happy chaos that reigns in Momo’s portside town. And while there are no great plot twists, one can be rest assured of a happy outcome for poor Momo – just as in the game of Peekaboo.mRb