Published on Jan 22, 2017
Video Credit: Jayne M. Rose-Vallee - Executive Producer; Scott Vallee - Producer/Director; Christian Conti - Co-Director; Mara Vallee - Photographer; Alvaro Cerrato - PA; Courtney Henley - Coordinating Producer; Virna Smiraldi - Hair & Makeup
Music: “Do Your Ears Hang Low?” -- The Countdown Kids/Sound Recording -- CHV Music Factory
Book Credits: Jayne M. Rose-Vallee - Author; Anni Matsick - Illustrator; Chris Schechner - Graphic Designer
DLIMH Kids (NYC): Alexander Villalba; Valentina Villalba; Archer Dipede; Zachary Zasa; Xavier Zasa; Daisy Brown; Luna Sage-El; Razi Sage-El; Luca Sanchez; Madelyn (Maddy) Young; Anabelle Prastowo; Mina Prastowo; Emmie Polanco; Shephard Polanco
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In this debut rhyming picture book, Sabrina has masses of wild, curly blond hair and worries that there may be animals—like dinosaurs—living in there. Five-year-old Sabrina faces a tough challenge: her crazy curls are difficult to comb and manage. When her mother tells her that “Creatures could hide out there,” Sabrina starts to worry she could be right: “Underneath all this mess, / Tangled up in my hair, / What if there are dinosaurs / Living in there?” Jealous that her short-haired brother can get ready quickly, Sabrina wishes her mother were the one with the problem; still, Sabrina tries to remain calm and not worry. When the clock strikes 8:30 and it’s time to get ready for school, Sabrina goes through her daily routine: getting dressed, grabbing her pink bow, and heading to the mirror with her blue comb to try and tame her curls. “The combing and brushing / Does little to help, / Still plenty of places / To hide at my scalp. / I think I see movement / Is Mom really right? / Do dinosaurs live / In my hair out of sight?” After spotting some T. rexes, raptors, and bats living in her hair, Sabrina’s mother brushes them all out, and Sabrina and her brothers are safe to go to school. Sabrina is a funny, sweet narrator who encounters a problem many kids may have—letting their imaginations run rampant. Told in rhyme, each page of verse contains four lines that give the story a singsong quality, while Matsick’s big, colorful illustrations help kids see Sabrina’s entanglements. The authors are at work on subsequent volumes in the series, and given the warm tone of the story and its relatable main character, there’s certainly potential for more.

This charming, engaging story offers a funny look at what happens when a child’s imagination unfurls. — Kirkus Review

Dinosaurs Living in My Hair” Wins Coveted Purple Dragonfly Book Award

CHANDLER, AZ (June, 2016) – The judges of the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards contest, which recognizes excellence in children’s literature, have spoken, and Dinosaurs Living in My Hair by Jayne M. Rose-Vallee, won 1st place in the Poetry category. It received several additional accolades for illustrations, cover design, and children’s picture book. This is the third gold medal awarded to Dinosaurs Living in My Hair since it’s April 2015 publication.

“Winning any place in the Purple Dragonfly Contest is a huge honor because in order to maintain the integrity of the Dragonfly Book Awards, a minimum score is required before a First or Second place or Honorable Mention will be awarded to the entrant – even if it is the sole entry in a category,” explains Linda F. Radke, president of Five Star Publications, the sponsor of the Dragonfly Book Awards. “Competition is steep, too, because there is no publication date limit as long as the book is still in print.”

Dinosaurs Living in My Hair is a debut rhyming picture book where Sabrina has masses of wild, curly blond hair and worries there may be animals – like dinosaurs – living in there. It retails for $17.99 and can be purchased online at ROSEVALLEECREATIONS: http://rosevalleecreations.com and Amazon: http://amzn.com/0986192201 

Dinosaurs Living in My Hair is available at these bookstores: Books & Books, Coral Gables, Florida; Bookmarkit Shop, Orlando, Florida; PJ Boox Bookstore, Fort Myers, Florida; Hooked on Books, Islamorada, Florida; Ocean Gardens, Islamorada, Florida; Loganberry Books, Shaker Heights, Ohio; Brilliant Sky Toys & Books, Rochester Hills, Michigan; Vera’s Daughter’s Store, Grosse Pointe, Michigan, Taylor Reese, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan; Greenhouse Children’s Books, Saginaw, Michigan, and Max & Izzy’s, Milford, Michigan. For a complete list of winners, visit www.FiveStarBookAwards.com.
This whimsical multi-award winning book of rhymes with beautiful watercolor illustrations details how a little girl's curly hair makes her mornings difficult. Inspired by Rose-Vallee's daughter Lauren, now immortalized in the book as the hapless Sabrina, the response to rhymes like those excerpted below has been enormous from both boys and girls:

I think I see movement.
Is Mom really right?
Do dinosaurs live
In my hair out of sight?

"Dinosaurs Living in My Hair!" received the Florida Authors and Publishers Association President's Book Award in two categories, Gold in Poetry and Silver in Cover Design. The book also received the Mom's Choice Gold Award for Children's Picture Book.
About the Author
Jayne is an author and publisher of children's books. Her mother's love of poetry and quick-witted humor sparked an early appreciation for a good rhyme. Being raised on a farm in Battle Creek, Michigan, taught her hard work and a little bit of dirt builds character. After raising three children, she found time in this next chapter of her life to follow her passion and write "Dinosaurs Living in My Hair." She is completing the second and third in the series. The hesitant Jayne was encouraged by her daughter to publish the first book, which has catapulted her into a new business venture. Recently, Jayne was asked how it felt to receive awards for her new book. Without hesitation, she smiled and said, "It's great, however, seeing a child read my book, smile at the rhymes, laugh when the bat flies out of Sabrina's hair, and want it read again, is the greatest reward I could ever receive." For Jayne, back country fly-fishing, an afternoon of writing, and watching the sunset with her husband in the Florida Keys is a perfect day. In a world filled with chaos and turmoil, Jayne feels passionately a good bedtime story should feel like a warm hug goodnight. Check out her website at Rosevalleecreations.com. A portion of profits are donated to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF) to advocate and educate for children suffering from this autoimmune disease which results in hair loss.

Anni Matisk wore pipe curls as a child and knows the perils of curly hair. She paints in watercolor on paper in her studio in the hills of central Pennsylvania. Anni is the recipient of three Pewter Plate Awards from Highlights for Children Magazine and a two-time finalist for the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators Tomie dePaola Award. She is represented by Cornell & Company. More can be seen on her website at www.annimatsick.com.
Praise For…
"Told in rhyme each page of verse contains four lines that give the story a singsong quality, while Matsick's big, colorful illustrations help kids see Sabrina's entanglements. The authors are at work on subsequent volumes in the series, and give the warm tone of the story and its relatable main character, there's certainly potential for more. This charming, engaging story offers a funny look at what happens when a child's imagination unfurls."--Kirkus Reviews

"Izzy LOOOOOVES her book; it's one of her favorites to read! It has honestly helped her accept her hair more . . . She has an easier time with me brushing it. (It) makes Izzy's little heart happy to know she's not the only one out there with curly hair." -- Katie Veraldi, Michigan

"My kids had me read 'Dinosaurs Living in My Hair' four times last night. It's such a cute story!" -- Carly Cazzaza, Michigan

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New Self-Published Books: February 2016
Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 73 self-published titles below, with descriptions provided by their authors. Some of these writers are waiting to be discovered; others have a track record and a following and are doing it on their own. If you are a self-published author interested in listing titles in this section, please visit publishersweekly.com/pw-select for more information.

Jayne M. Rose-Vallee, illus. by Anni Matsick. Rosevallee Creations. $17.99 hardcover (32p), ISBN 978-0-9861922-0-3
Dinosaurs Living in My Hair
Rosevalleecreations.com, Amazon

In this picture book, Sabrina has masses of wild, curly blonde hair and worries there may be animals—like dinosaurs—living in there.
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A movement is afoot. It’s called the DLIMH movement, and it’s based on the popular new book “Dinosaurs Living in My Hair!” by Jayne M. Rose-Vallee. Jayne hopes this book encourages children to embrace and celebrate their differences.
This whimsical book of rhymes with beautiful watercolor illustrations details how a little girl’s curly hair makes her mornings difficult. Inspired by Rose-Vallee’s daughter Lauren, now immortalized in the book as the hapless Sabrina, the response to rhymes like those excerpted below has been enormous from both boys and girls:
- I think I see movement.
- Is Mom really right?
- Do dinosaurs live
- In my hair out of sight?
“Dinosaurs Living in My Hair!” received the Florida Authors and Publishers Association President’s Book Award in two categories, Gold in Poetry and Silver in Cover Design. The book also received the Mom's Choice Gold Award for Children's Picture Book.
Rose-Vallee has now created a line of hair accessories, apparel, and a handmade Sabrina doll available at rosevalleecreations.com. She comments, “Our Facebook page is starting to have children send in their photos holding their dolls, reading their books, wearing their sweatshirts – all with CRAZY HAIR! It truly is a movement.”

Meanwhile, a portion of all profits from the sale of the book goes to support the National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF). Rose-Vallee explains that while the fictional Sabrina is blessed to have the problem of dinosaurs living in her curly thick hair, over sixty million people in the United States experience some form of hair loss, many of them children. Children suffering from this condition face tremendous challenges, and the NAAF offers support and tools to help them overcome emotional pain and build self-confidence; it also provides classroom education essential to advocating for them.

About the Author:
Jayne Rose-Vallee is a writer and the founder of Rosevallee Creations. Growing up on a farm in Battle Creek, Michigan, taught her hard work and a little bit of dirt builds character, and her mother's love of poetry and quick-witted humor sparked an early appreciation for good rhymes. Having raised three children, she found time in this next chapter of her life to follow her passion and write. She started Rosevallee Creations in 2014, and her website offers accessories to the “Dinosaurs Living in My Hair!” (DLIMH) book, which has catapulted her into a new business venture. She has formed a relationship with Jane Tran from LA to create hair accessories designed specifically for the DLIMH brand.

My Review:
This is an adorable children's book about a little girl named Sabrina with blonde curls. She tries to comb her own hair, and it doesn't work because she's little, and her hair is just too curly. So her mom helps her and mentions something about creatures living in her hair, which makes Sabrina's imagination flourish thinking that there might be dinosaurs living in her hair! This is a great anytime story for boys and girls from ages 3 to 8. Even my eight year old son liked this book!
 

This is a wonderful whimsical book of rhymes with beautiful watercolor illustrations, that details how a little girl's curly hair makes her mornings more difficult. Inspired by Rose-Vallee's daughter Lauren, now immortalized as the hapless Sabrina, the response to rhymes like those excerpted below has been enormous from both boys and girls:

I think I see movement.
Is Mom really right?
Do dinosaurs live
In my hair out of sight?

“Dinosaurs Living in My Hair!” received the Florida Authors and Publishers Association President’s Book Award in two categories, Gold in Poetry and Silver in Cover Design. The book also received the Mom’s Choice Gold Award for Children’s Picture Book.

Rose-Vallee has now created a line of hair accessories, apparel, and a handmade Sabrina doll available at rosevalleecreations.com. She comments, “Our Facebook page is starting to have children send in their photos holding their dolls, reading their books, wearing their sweatshirts – all with CRAZY HAIR! It truly is a movement.”

Meanwhile, a portion of all profits from the sale of the book goes to support the National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF). Rose-Vallee explains that while the fictional Sabrina is blessed to have the problem of dinosaurs living in her curly thick hair, over sixty million people in the United States experience some form of hair loss, many of them children. Children suffering from this condition face tremendous challenges, and the NAAF offers support and tools to help them overcome emotional pain and build self-confidence.

About The Author:

Jayne Rose-Vallee is a writer and the founder of Rosevallee Creations. Growing up on a farm in Battle Creek, Michigan, taught her hard work and a little bit of dirt builds character, and her mother’s love of poetry and quick-witted humor sparked an early appreciation for good rhymes. Having raised three children, she found time in this next chapter of her life to follow her passion and write. She started Rosevallee Creations in 2014.

A movement is afoot. It’s called the DLIMH movement, and it’s based on the popular new book “Dinosaurs Living in My Hair!” by Jayne M. Rose-Vallee.

JENKINS GROUP

Whimsical Book Details How Curly Hair Creates a Perilous Problem

Multi-award-winning book helps children of all ages embrace being different; a portion of the proceeds go to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation, which supports individuals dealing with the autoimmune skin disease that causes hair loss

This whimsical book of rhymes with beautiful watercolor illustrations details how a little girl’s curly hair makes her mornings difficult. Inspired by Rose-Vallee’s daughter Lauren, now immortalized in the book as the hapless Sabrina, the response to rhymes like those excerpted below has been enormous from both boys and girls:

I think I see movement.
Is Mom really right?
Do dinosaurs live
In my hair out of sight?

“Dinosaurs Living in My Hair!” received the Florida Authors and Publishers Association President’s Book Award in two categories, Gold in Poetry and Silver in Cover Design. The book also received the Mom's Choice Gold Award for Children's Picture Book.

In response to the clamor, Rose-Vallee has now created a line of hair accessories, apparel, and a handmade Sabrina doll available at rosevalleecreations.com. She comments, “Our Facebook page is starting to have children send in their photos holding their dolls, reading their books, wearing their sweatshirts – all with CRAZY HAIR! It truly is a movement.”

Meanwhile, a portion of all profits from the sale of the book goes to support the National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF). Rose-Vallee explains that while the fictional Sabrina is blessed to have the problem of dinosaurs living in her curly thick hair, over sixty million people in the United States experience some form of hair loss, many of them children. Children suffering from this condition face tremendous challenges, and the NAAF offers support and tools to help them overcome emotional pain and build self-confidence; it also provides classroom education essential to advocating for them.

“Izzy LOOOOOOVES her book; it's one of her favorites to read! It has honestly helped her accept her hair more…She has an easier time with me brushing it. [It] makes Izzy's little heart happy to know she's not the only one out there with curly hair.” Katie Veraldi, Michigan
 
“My kids had me read ‘Dinosaurs Living in My Hair!’ four times last night. It's such a cute story!” Carly Cazzaza, Michigan

“Dinosaurs Living in My Hair!” by Jayne M. Rose-Vallee; Illustrated by Anni Matsick; RoseVallee Creations, LLC; Fiction; Children’s Picture Book/Poetry; Hard Cover; 978-0-9861922-0-3; $17.99

Available: amazon.com, rosevalleecreations.com, Hooked on Books in Islamorada, Florida, and P.J. Boox Bookstore in Ft. Myers, Florida

Author: Jayne Rose-Vallee is a writer and the founder of Rosevallee Creations. Growing up on a farm in Battle Creek, Michigan, taught her hard work and a little bit of dirt builds character, and her mother's love of poetry and quick-witted humor sparked an early appreciation for good rhymes. Having raised three children, she found time in this next chapter of her life to follow her passion and write. She started Rosevallee Creations in 2014, and her website offers accessories to the “Dinosaurs Living in My Hair!” (DLIMH) book, which has catapulted her into a new business venture. She has formed a relationship with Jane Tran from LA to create hair accessories designed specifically for the DLIMH brand. The sets include colorful barrettes and clips adorned with dinosaur charms and colored stones. A 12” handmade doll with curls and a face every child would adore is also available. Rounding out the accessory line are hooded sweatshirts, t-shirts, and dresses, with dinosaur tracks running up the sleeves and sides announcing, “Dinosaurs Live in My Hair!” In a world filled with chaos and turmoil, Jayne feels passionately that a good bedtime story should feel like a warm hug good night.

JENKINS GROUP

Whimsical Book Details How Curly Hair Creates a Perilous Problem

Multi-award-winning book helps children of all ages embrace being different; a portion of the proceeds go to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation, which supports individuals dealing with the autoimmune skin disease that causes hair loss

A BIT BOOKISH BLOG

OUR REVIEW:

Ana insists she doesn’t like this book at all.  I think maybe it’s because it could BE ABOUT HER!  When Ana wakes up in the morning she doesn’t just have run-of-the-mill bed-head.  She looks like she’s had chirpy birds building nests.  Or that someone’s snuck in and used a teasing comb during the night.  I’d love to set up a video recorder of some type just so I can see what it is that’s going on to create the crazy that she wakes up with on her head.  So… I’m thinking maybe blond-haired, blue-eyed Sabrina is too “close to home” for Ana… because she does not want to talk about Sabrina… or the possibility of dinosaurs in her hair.

I, on the other hand, absolutely love this book. Also… because it could be about Ana.  Or Zoe.  Or anyone’s child.  What child HASN’T argued at some point about brushing hair?  And is there a parent that hasn’t made some comment about chirpy birds building nests (or something similar).  It’s just a very relatable story.  Add in the rhyming poem styling… and the completely beautiful illustrations… and this is easily one of my new favorite children’s books.

Now if only Ana would read it at bedtime. 

 

 

I was interested to read this book because my three-year-old son's current obsession is dinosaurs. He loves any book or show relating to anything with dinosaurs, but I was curious to see how he would react to a book with a girl protagonist. This did not phase him in the least. He thought the idea of the dinosaurs in the girl's hair was hilarious and made me read the book four times in a row. He often does that, but usually not four times in a row!

I think the very playful idea of dinosaurs or creatures being lodged in a girl's very curly hair is one that is engaging to all children. It lends an aspect of mystery that keeps kids interested. Also, the playful rhyming verse is almost hypnotic. I think that's part of what my son wanted to hear again and again.

The artistry of the illustrations truly is beautiful. The pictures are stunning, and the imagination that Anni Matsick lends to Rose-Vallee's verse makes the book that much more of a rewarding experience.

I honestly think this is a book we will be reading for quite some time. My son mentioned it again on the way to the library today.

 

 

Curly hair is a nemesis for some. Meet Sabrina who thinks the same. She’s almost six years old and has curly hair that is a challenge. In regards to her hair, her mom likes to say “creatures could hide out there.” With creatures on her mind, Sabrina envisions dinosaurs and other creatures that could be lurking in her hair.

Dinosaurs Living in MY HAIR! is a cute hardcover colorful children’s book. Anni Matsick does a great job with the illustrations enhancing those curls.

“Dinosaurs Living in MY HAIR!” can be purchased at www.rosevalleecreations.com along with apparel choices and accessories. A portion of profits generated from “Dinosaurs Living in My Hair!” products, are donated to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation.