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Jeff Cohen Writes Eva and Sadie and the Worst Haircut EVER!

During his time as a WNPR reporter, Jeff Cohen has interviewed countless leaders in government, industry, health care and education.

But perhaps his most famous – and personal – interview was about a sisterly quarrel. And he didn’t even have to leave home to do it.

When Cohen’s five-year-old daughter Sadie decided her three-year-old sister Eva needed a haircut, she took matters into her own hands…with disastrous results. Cohen’s interview with both girls on the aftermath of the “worst haircut ever” proved to a hilarious viral hit.

Listen to the original story:

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Now this recording is being turned into a charming children’s book, Eva and Sadie and the Worst Haircut EVER! Written by Jeff Cohen and illustrated by Elanna Allen, the book offers a sweet and relatable take on sibling relationships.

"This story began as a bit of family storytelling that ended up reaching more people than we ever could have imagined," Cohen said. "Soon, it will get new life as a children's book. We hope it will bring readers as much joy as it has brought us."

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For a gift of $6 a month as an ongoing monthly donor or $72 all at once, you can also choose to have a copy of Eva and Sadie and the Worst Haircut EVER!, and two other comparable books, donated to First Book, a non-profit social enterprise that provides ongoing access to new, high-quality books and classroom materials for educators and program leaders serving kids in low-income communities. Click to donate now.

Eva and Sadie and the Worst Haircut EVER! by Jeff Cohen is published by HarperCollins Books.