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Why is Caillou from the children's "Caillou" cartoon bald?

  1. Sue B. profile image96
    Sue B.posted 6 years ago

    Why is Caillou from the children's "Caillou" cartoon bald?

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  2. workingmomwm profile image83
    workingmomwmposted 6 years ago

    From the publisher's web site:

    Caillou stands for all children. He doesn't have curly blond hair, a carrot-top, brown hair, glasses, or ethnic features, because he represents all children. We wanted to make Caillou universal so every child could identify with him. And they do! Caillou's baldness may make him different, but we hope it's helping children understand that being different isn't just okay, it's normal.

    http://www.chouette-publishing.com/abou … illou-bald

  3. mike_bouma profile image51
    mike_boumaposted 6 years ago

    Also, the charlie brown effect! Yellow shirt, no hair, dog... coincidence?

  4. Happyboomernurse profile image84
    Happyboomernurseposted 6 years ago

    Didn't know the answer to this question, but as a nurse unfamiliar with this particular cartoon character my first thought was that he must have cancer and is getting chemo. Curious to find out the real reason, I checked the other answers and thought they were very interesting. Apparantly the publishers really thought this one through.

 
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