Sunday, August 23, 2020

Get the SHOW-HOW GUIDES: HAIR BRAIDING Book and Learn the 9 Essential Braids Everyone Should Know! (Review)

Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

I was so excited when I opened the mail the other day and saw this book from Macmillan Children's Publishing Group.  And, I was even more surprised that there were other books in this Show-How Guides series from Keith Zoo and Odd Dot.  If you have girls, then this is a must have show-how guide book to learning how to braid hair...not just your girl's hair, but also their dolls, too. My girls have long hair, but they have never shown interest in having their hair braided, until they started collecting and playing with American Girl girls. After that, they wanted to have their hair braided like their dolls, or braid their and their doll's hair so they could be twins. I can only do the basic 3 strands of hair braiding, but my girls would show me other braids they wish they could have.  I looked at the so-called step by step illustrations but they were all so complicated, and I was lost after the first few steps.  Then, I looked at this book, and it was like a light bulb went on in my head and in no time I was whipping out fancy and cool braids that my girls were so impressed with, as was I.

Here is more about this new Show-How Guides Hair Braiding handbook, which arrives on book shelves on August 25th from Odd Dot. 

More about this book:

"Want to braid, twist, and style? Keith Zoo's Show-How Guides: Hair Braiding gives you the know-how you need. Through illustrated, step-by-step tutorials on 15 essential styles (plus key tips and tricks), you’ll quickly and easily master styling skills.

Show-How Guides are joyful primers for curious minds--collectible, visual, step-by-step handbooks that teach the skills every kid should know! This pocket-sized 101 series introduces kids of all ages to the perennial talents, hobbies, skills, and hands-on activities they’ll treasure for a lifetime.

Each book includes a curated collection of essential skills and every step is illustrated, allowing kids to truly and easily master the basics, regardless of how they learn. Finally, fun and friendly tutorials you can understand at a glance!

Show-How Guides are an affordable stocking stuffer, birthday gift, or impulse buy."


In addition to the hair braiding visual step-by-step handbook, you can also get the following books, each only $4.25!

Show-How Guides: KnotsShow-How Guides: Paper AirplanesShow-How Guides: Friendship Bracelets

And, I just found out that come November they will be releasing a Show-How Guides: Sand & Slime book, as well as a Show-How Guides: Hand Lettering handbook.

Show-How Guides: Slime & SandShow-How Guides: Hand Lettering

I will definitely be picking up these books, after being impressed with this hair braiding book.  I especially love how the book is set up with visuals of each step, so I am not lost and can see just what you are supposed to.  Kids and adults can follow the steps to achieve amazing hair braids.   

With back to school and the holidays fast approaching, this book, as well as the other Show-How Guides would make for great gift ideas and stocking stuffers.  You can learn more about these and other recent Odd Dot Books by visiting  You can also follow them on their social media @odddotbooks.


Keith Zoo is an illustrator living near Boston, MA. For the past decade, he's been the Lead Artist at FableVision Studios, working on a full range of things, from character design to animation layout, interactives and design. When he's not there, he loves spending his time drawing monsters, goblins and other silly things. To check out more of Keith's work, head on over to his website.
Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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