Bald is Beautiful by Carola Schmidt


About the Book

As provided to me

Bald is Beautiful: A letter for a fabulous girl is an inspiring and lovely illustrated letter for girls of any age who will go or already are bald. It's a perfect gift to send love to a powerful girl who needs to be reminded of how beautiful and loved she is. It's not a book that explains scientific conditions, disease, and treatment. It's about love, beauty, happiness, and friendship when going through various changes in our lives.

Bald is Beautiful comes like a hug, and it's the perfect gift for girls aged 4-100 years and up.

This book is ideal for:

  • Girls and women who are fighting cancer
  • Childhood Cancer Awareness Month gifts
  • Pink October gifts
  • Cancer Awareness gifts
  • Children receiving chemo for leukemia, lymphoma or another hematological disease
  • Chemotherapy gifts
  • Hat/ scarf party gifts
  • Kids with any type of alopecia (totalis, universalis, etc)
  • Kids' cancer books for hospitals
  • Temporary or permanent hair loss
  • Hair loss related or not to cancer treatment

Live Event

Crayola will host a 45 minute Facebook Live event on September 1st, 2021, at 7 PM EST that will feature author Carola Schmidt talking about her book and cancer awareness, followed by a reading of the book by Joey and Tonya Madia. The second half of the event will be a draw-along with illustrator Dian Ovieta: Kids watching from classrooms all over the world will be taught to draw a scene from the book, while Dian talks about the process.

For more details about this event, please visit this link: Or, to go right to the event, please visit this link: If you can't make the live event, you'll still be able to view it from the Video tab at this link after 7 PM EST:

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My Review

(Disclaimer: I received a free digital copy of this book from Blackberry Book Tours for review purposes. All opinions in this review are my own and are honest and unbiased.)

Bald is Beautiful by Carola Schmidt was an uplifting children's book. Though there were a few parts that felt slightly disjointed, I loved the conversational, personal tone of the narrative. As I read it, I really did feel like I was reading a letter from a friend who truly cared. I also enjoyed the charming illustrations by Dian Ovieta. Most of all, I admired the message of this work: You are powerful, you are beautiful, and you can follow your dreams. It's a message that all children and adults should hear and heed. Bald is Beautiful is an affirmation of power and beauty, and anyone searching for an inspirational, empowering read should check it out.


About the Creators

 As provided to me

Carola Schmidt is a pediatric oncology pharmacist, scientific writer and children's book writer.

Author of several books in pediatric oncology published by Springer Nature. Her scientific books are present in lists such as BookAuthority's Best Pharmacy Books of All Time, Best New Pharmacy Books and Best New Pharmacy eBooks, and Springer Highlights 2020. Author of several kids' books about cancer, such as Bald is Beautiful: A letter for a fabulous girl, Cancer Daily Life, Chubby's Tale: The true story of a teddy bear who beat cancer (listed by BookAuthority as one of the "81 Best Leukemia Books of All Time.") She is also the author of Babushka Series, her first children's books that are not about cancer.

You can find Carola on her website and Twitter.

Dian Ovieta is a children's book illustrator who is really in love with anything about children's world.