Toby has hair right down to her knees. It's curly and twisty and bouncy and big. Robins build nests in it, puppies snuggle underneath it, babies' fingers get tangled in it and candies get stuck in it! Little Toby wants to have the longest hair in the world.
Toby likes having long hair, but her Mother thinks it's too much trouble. It's always falling in Toby's face, and sometimes she can't even see where she's going! The barber offers to cut it nice and short, but Toby says she's going to have the longest hair in the whole world. She plans to have a menagerie of animals--just to carry her hair.
One day Toby and her wild hair create a BIG mess. Mother has a fit. Toby is upset. But with the help of an unlikely friend, Toby comes up with a happy hair solution and she learns that, no matter what you look like, people should "love you any way at all."close this panel
Kim Fernandes is one of Canada's foremost 3-D illustrators. Previous books include Zebo and the Dirty Planet, One Grey Mouse and Gifts to Make with Model Magic. She lives in Port Perry, Ontario.
Eugenie Fernandes, Kim's mother, is an equally talented author and illustrator. Some of her best-known books include Waves in the Bathtub, and A Difficult Day. She lives in Ontario.close this panel