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Children’s Book Review: Roxy’s Adventure to the Hair Salon

Children's Book Review: Roxy's Adventure to the Hair Salon

Book 2 in the Paw Elementary series: Roxy discovers that her friend, Honey bear, from Paw Elementary School is having a birthday party at a hair salon and now she’s nervous. What will happen during Roxy’s first visit to the hair salon? What will they do to her hair? And what are all of those scary tools they use? Go on an adventure with Roxy as she talks to her family and friends about the hair salon and she how she overcomes her fears in this adorable and educational children’s book.

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Childhood can bring a lot of fears and anxiety — fear of the dark, thunder, or the monster under the bed, going to the doctor, getting your first haircut, your first day of school, or going to the dentist. All children have fears; it’s a natural and healthy part of growing up. Things that seem harmless to us may be terrifying for children. 

However, with understanding, patience, and reassurance, you can help your kids deal with their fears. One way you can help your child work through fears is by reading books. An excellent children’s book to help kids cure their inner worrywart is Paw Elementary: Roxy’s Adventure to the Hair Salon by Katie Melko. This is book 2 in the Paw Elementary series. 

The inspiration for this children’s book series came from the author, Katie Melko’s first fur-baby Roxy. Melko hopes that children will find a friend in Roxy, and this series can help children be brave through these potentially scary first experiences. 

In Paw Elementary: Roxy’s Adventure to the Hair SalonRoxy learns that her friend, Honey bear, from Paw Elementary School, is having a birthday party at a hair salon, and now she’s nervous. Readers follow Roxy as she goes on an adventure of overcoming her fears in this delightful and educational children’s book. 

What will happen during Roxy’s first visit to the hair salon? What will they do to her hair? And what are all of those scary tools they use? Children will have a wonderful time reading this children’s book and uncovering how Roxy overcomes her fears. 

This is also the perfect children’s book to help children conquer their fear of getting their haircut and help parents open up the dialogue of other fears children may have that they may not want to talk about. 

Children will learn how essential it is to talk about their fears and how it’s okay to use your support systems during these scary moments. Paw Elementary: Roxy’s Adventure to the Hair Salon is not only fun but educational and you and your children will definitely enjoy this book.

Don’t forget to check out Katie Melko’s 1st book in the Paw Elementary Series, Roxy’s Adventure to the School Dentist. Be sure to check out my review for that book HERE

Why and How to Use it With Your Kids

  • Great gift to give a child of any age
  • Cuddle up with your child and their very own Roxy plush as you read the book together
  •  Use alongside Paw Elementary Encouragement Cards Set. These cards can be a stand alone gift to help inspire, motivate, and encourage a child
  •  Use in a variety of settings including at home and in classrooms 
  • Use alongside Paw Elementary: Roxy’s Activity Book. This fun activity book is filled with great coloring sheets and themed activities to go along with the series.

Where Can I Find Paw Elementary: Roxy's Adventure to the Hair Salon

You can find Paw Elementary: Roxy’s Adventure to the Hair Salon on Amazon or on the 12 Paws Publishing, LLC Website

About the Author, Katie Melko

children's bookKatie Melko was born in Connecticut, where she still currently lives. Katie has been a dental hygienist for 10 years and received her Masters in Dental Hygiene in 2016. Although Katie works in Dentistry, she still has a great love for writing. She is married to the love of her life and has four fur babies, two dogs, and two cats. To Katie, her family is her life. Being a dental hygienist, Katie has always loved working with children and educating people, so she decided to bring her ideas of writing children’s books to life. Katie hopes that her books will help children “experience important milestones that seem scary, with ease and comfort.”

Rapid Fire with Katie Melko

Q. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

Katie: I fell in love with writing when I was in my Master’s Degree Program a couple years ago. I find writing very therapeutic, and it allows me to get in touch with my creative side.

Q. What does your family think of your writing?

Katie: My family has been very supportive of my writing career thus far. My husband especially has been amazing, always understanding and encouraging me to continue to create my books.

Q. Describe what your ideal writing space looks like?

Katie: Funny enough, I love to write in the bath or cozy with blankets at home. If that isn’t working, I love to visit my local coffee shop and get lost in the corner writing.

Q. Tell us about your plans for the future? Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Katie: In five years, I hope to have a great series built for Paw Elementary on many facets of life that can help children go through childhood feeling more confident, happy and reduced fear. I hope to have my books romance/ children to be picked up by a professional publishing house. I would love to be a full-time writer in five years and be able to give back a % of my sales to a charity for animals.

Q. How did you become involved in the subject or theme of your book?

Katie: I’ve been a dental hygienist for 10 years. This career gave me the inspiration to reach out to try and help children by reducing their fears with a fun AND educational book. Working in public health, I would treat children at schools and saw every day, just how scared children were to get their teeth cleaned.

Q. What type of books do you write?

Katie: I currently write children books and just finished writing my first romance novel.

Q. What do you love most about being an Author?

Katie: I love being able to talk about creative writing and being seen as something else other than a dental hygienist when I do school presentations. Children love to ask about the writing process and what I do when I get stuck when writing a story. It is an excellent feeling.

Q. What do you hope your readers take away from this book?

Katie: I hope that I can provide a safe world for children to experience different things in life that might seem scary or create anxiety and help them work through those feelings with my books. I hope they can find a friend in Roxy.

Q. What real-life inspirations did you draw from for the world building within your book?

Katie: The experiences, I write about come from things that I have gone through myself or witnessed children go through. Whether it is from a professional standpoint or being an aunt/ I, try to take those moments and implement them into my books.

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All in all, my family and I have really enjoyed this book and we know you will too! Please feel free to leave me any comments or questions about this review. I look forward to hearing from you!

*This book was kindly sent to me by Author, Katie Melko in exchange for an honest review.

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