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Penguin Group

Cool Cuts

$ 16.99 USD

Boys with natural black hair are celebrated in this bright, joyful read-together picture book that will have kids everywhere chanting the book's chorus: "I am born to be awesome!"

When the stars shine, the world is mine! I am born to be awesome! My hair is free, just like me! I am born to be awesome!

Boys will love seeing strong, happy reflections of themselves in this vibrant, rhythmic picture book celebrating a diversity of hip black hairstyles. From a 'fro-hawk to mini-twists and crisp cornrows, adorable illustrations of boys with cool curls, waves, and afros grace each page, accompanied by a positive message that will make kids cheer. It's a great read-aloud to promote positive self-esteem to boys of all ages, building and growing the foundation of self-love (and hair love!) and letting every boy know that "You are born to be awesome!"

And look for the companion book for girls, Happy Hair.

"a timely mirror for black boyhood and childhood."—Kirkus

"Readers of this work will relate to the book’s positive language, such as the way the author frames self-esteem’s connection to pride in hairstyles and looking and feeling awesome."—Booklist

We are happy to accept returns on unused, unaltered merchandise in its original packaging and with all original tags. Return requests must be made within 7 days from the original date of purchase for a refund (less any shipping fees) and within 30 days for store credit or exchange. All returns must be pre-authorized by a Tadpole staff member, either in person, or by phone or email if you are mailing the merchandise back. Damaged packaging will be subject to a 10% restocking fee. All unaltered merchandise could also be subject to a restocking fee anywhere between 10-25% depending on the value of the original merchandise and the reason for return. Once we have received your return we will process the refund/store credit/exchange within 2 business days. Store credit expires after 6 months. 

The following items are final sale i.e. NON-REFUNDABLE:

  • All special orders and sale items; all toy special orders are final sale; all furniture sales are final sale; damaged, defective, or missing furniture pieces will be replaced.
  • All stroller and car seats sales are final; damaged merchandise will be covered under the manufacturer's warranty.
  • All opened breastfeeding products, opened feeding products, body products are final sale.
  • All pantry items are final sale. 
  • Gift cards are non-refundable. 
  • Gifts can only be exchanged or offered store credit if returned within 30 days of the original date of purchase. 

Please note:

Orders that qualify for free shipping may be subject to a restocking fee.

If an item is damaged once opened, or during shipping, please notify us immediately. We will gladly accept returns of defective merchandise within 7 days of purchase/receipt of goods. Returned items are your responsibility until they reach the return address. Please ensure your package is returned securely to prevent any damage to the item or its packaging. Tracking is highly recommended. Any returns that are damaged when we receive them will not be refunded. We are not responsible for any items that are returned to us in error. 

Credit card orders will receive refunds in the form of a credit to the card. Please allow at least one billing cycle for credit to appear on your statement.

To request a return via email, send an e-mail to Info@ShopTadpole.com with your name, address, invoice number, item you are returning, and why you are returning it. 

Important: Please note that we do not refund delivery fees or original shipping charges.

Please send returns to:
Tadpole
Attn: Returns
58 Clarendon Street
Boston, MA 02116