The Children’s Book Review
Published: September 9, 2013
Enter to win a David Shannon prize pack.
Bugs in My Hair is in stores now. Get ready to itch with laughter!
One (1) winner receives:
- Copies of three great David Shannon title: Bugs in my Hair, A Bad Case of Stripes, and No, David!
Giveaway begins September 9, 2013, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends October 7, 2013, at 11:59 P.M. PST.
Reading level: Ages 4-8
About Bugs in My Hair
“If anyone can make a case of head lice fun, it’s Shannon. He humorously captures and normalizes the panic, embarrassment, and tedium of this common grade-school affliction. Even the mom’s reactions—first panic, then phantom head-itch, then mountains of laundry—are perfect!”
—Susan Kunhardt, Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA
Is something bugging you? Bestselling award-winner David Shannon shows the funny side of waging war against—oh no!—head lice.
This book is guaranteed to make you laugh—and itch! From the opening picture of a happy, oversized louse appearing with his suitcases, you know these bugs are determined to stay, and Mom is about to go nuts!
Nobody talks about them, but they are everywhere. (Some estimate 20 million children a year host them.) Oh the shame and humiliation of having bugs in your hair! But if you go to school, or have play dates, chances are good you might meet them someday. Maybe you already have! Lucky for you, the unwelcome bugs in this story are so funny you will be laughing aloud–even when Mom attacks them with battle-tested anti-lice weapons.
Shannon peppers his hilarious scenes with fun, “nitpicking” facts about these “lousy” critters and pokes fun at common denial: “It’s probably ash from that volcano in Pogo Pogo.”
Soon the party’s over—Bye bye, Little Nasties! Once again Shannon has created a fresh, highly entertaining read-aloud classic that begs to be read again and again.
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Praise for the Book
“Shannon offers young head lice victims and the grownups who love them a much-needed source of levity and empathy… readers will come away reassured” – Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Don’t scratch your head over this purchase.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Lice! Aaaaargh! Every kid’s confused terror at being diagnosed with the itchy little buggers is mirrored here in Shannon’s chortling, over-the-top, but ultimately comforting ode to eradicating the problem.” – Booklist
“Libraries everywhere should have this book.”—School Library Journal
About the Author
David Shannon is the internationally acclaimed creator of more than thirty picture books, including NO, DAVID!, a Caldecott Honor Book and his second NEW YORK TIMES Best Illustrated Book of the Year, and three more David picture books. Shannon’s bestsellers include his recent A BAD CASE OF STRIPES; ALICE THE FAIRY; DUCK ON A BIKE; and his recent JANGLES: A BIG FISH STORY. He lives in California with his family.
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Congratulations to Irene M.! She is the very lucky winner of this brilliant collection of David Shannon books. Enjoy!