B. B. Bedazzle is a fierce queen that feels like a superstar while wearing her wig. She confidently sets off for the Big Wig Ball but feels intimidated when she sees how magnificent the other wigs are. Comparatively, B.B’s wig doesn’t seem that big or fabulous; she begins to feel insecure and loses some of her signature positivity. All of a sudden, her unique pink wig flies off of her head and lands on the head of a shy little guy in the audience. With the help of this wig, he stands taller, smiles bigger, and transforms into a proud performer. B.B. sees the wig give confidence to a friend in need, then proudly wears the wig on the runway.
Big Wig promotes diversity, inclusivity, and self-acceptance. The author shows glimpses of B.B. as a boy in photographs and as he’s getting ready for the ball but it is not described in words. The subtle mention of gender exploration presents the opportunity to discuss gender identity and sexual orientation. Above all else, this story will encourage children to express themselves, believe in their abilities, and support their peers. This book is perfect for 4-8-year-olds that feel misunderstood.
|Page Count||32 pages|
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books|
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