It's True! Your Hair Grows 15 Kilometres a Year

Author(s): Diana Lawrenson


Everything you wanted to know about hair. Psst! It's true! This is the best book on Hair you'll ever read! Did you know a single strand of hair can show that you've been poisoned? Or that redheads were once burned at the stake as witches? Find out the facts about follicles and what makes hair frizzy, fine or fair. Read up on beards, babies, barbers and baldness. Talk about toupees and discover that hair is everywhere. Tease your friends with tangled tales and hair-raising facts.


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"How can a young reader not pause to pick up any of the It's True!nonfiction series? They have what must surely be the funkiest, attention-grapping titles on any bookshelf loads of utterly fascinating information and trivia delivered in a most engaging flip style. Great fun yet authoritatively researched Cover to cover, they are simply irresistible." Kevin Steinberger, Magpiesvol 20, No. 3, July 2005.

Diana Lawrenson has written several award winning non-fiction books for children. She trained as a nurse and a midwife and lived for a while in the Solomon Islands where she had adventures with cyclones, earthquakes and crocodiles. Leigh Hobbs is an artist, painter, sculptor, cartoonist, children's book illustrator and author. He is also an experienced teacher and lecturer at primary, secondary, and tertiary levels. Leigh has illustrated many children's books, and is best known for the Old Tom series of books which he wrote and illustrated.

General Fields

  • : 9781741142723
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : 0.13
  • : April 2004
  • : 195mm X 130mm X 7mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Diana Lawrenson
  • : Paperback
  • : MAY04
  • : Leigh Hobbs
  • : 612.799
  • : 88
  • : 40 b&w line illos, photos