Bugs in My Hair! by David ShannonBugs in My Hair! by David Shannon

Bugs in My Hair!

byDavid ShannonIllustratorDavid Shannon

Hardcover | August 27, 2013

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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 themsomeday. 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.

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 ...
Title:Bugs in My Hair!Format:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 11.3 × 8.88 × 0.37 inPublished:August 27, 2013Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545143136

ISBN - 13:9780545143134


Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's all in your head! This fun, quirky and educational book shines a light on a subject that often hides in the shadows and is wrapped in humiliation and shame. What topic is that you ask? Head Lice. Yep, as a former teacher I have spotted those creepy, crawly, little critters, had my sighting confirmed by the school nurse, and then proceeded to send home that dreaded letter that causes fear and trepidation in parents. They discover that there is pediculosis (a louse infestation) alive and well in their child's classroom! Lice have been around for thousands of years and terms like "lousy", "nit-picking", and "going over things with a fine-tooth comb" are part of every day vocabulary. David Shannon's book is hilarious and his illustrations are picture-perfect. They are big, bold, colourful, imaginative, and very witty. He takes you through the process of delousing and the reaction of both the humans and the bugs as finally those pesky and determined creatures are all exterminated. Whew! What a battle was waged to rid that head of those unwanted tenants. Goodbye forever you nasty varmints making me itch and wiggle and scratch. But wait? What is that? Oh no........a repeat performance is in order because first time around was not enough to wipe those pesky critters out once and for all and send them packing to find a new host to live on. I highly recommend this book and in sharing it with your child you can discuss that head lice are not taboo because millions of kids have them and adults too. By following some simple rules and with proper treatment they can be "cured." I like the back of the book where the huge warning label shouts: " Warning: This book will make you ITCHY!" And you know what? It does.
Date published: 2014-10-25

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Bugs in my Hair*"Don't scratch your head over this purchase: Entertainment and information are all wrapped up in one funny and disinfected package." -Kirkus, starred review*"Shannon offers young head lice victims and the grownups who love them a much-needed source of levity and empathy." -Publishers Weekly, starred review*"Hilarious and consoling, this title should find a home in every school nurse's office and, unfortunately, all too many private residences as well." -Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review"Tons of fun, and isn't fun what sufferers of head lice need the most?" -Booklist"Shannon's wry sense of humor makes a sticky subject easier to talk about, and although funny, the book imparts quite a bit of information." -School Library Journal