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Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Picture Books
Bugs in My Hair!

Bugs in My Hair!

Fall 2013 Picture Books
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Author: David Shannon
Publisher: Scholastic
ISBN: 9780545143134
Hardcover Price: $17.99

It comes with the territory: that dreaded call from preschool or that certain notice that goes home from kindergarten advising parents that head lice have invaded their child's classroom. The unwelcome news means extra laundry, multiple applications of pungent shampoo, painstaking sessions with a special comb, and that itchy, twitchy feeling you get just thinking about those icky, creepy crawlies. David Shannon, Caldecott Honor- winning author/illustrator (and a dad) clearly knows the routine. Mixing off-the-wall hilarity—the lice move in with a human family, lounge on the couch, eat popcorn and throw a party—with real information about the whole process, Shannon defuses a potentially stressful situation for both kids and parents.

Lynne Heffley   ©2013 Parents' Choice
A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper's first weekly children's arts and entertainment beat.

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