The Girl Who Wouldn't Brush Her Hair by Kate BernheimerThe Girl Who Wouldn't Brush Her Hair by Kate Bernheimer

The Girl Who Wouldn't Brush Her Hair

byKate Bernheimer

Other | October 28, 2016

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This hilarious, over-the-top story is perfect for any little girl who doesn't like to brush her hair.

What happens when our heroine neglects her long tresses? Well, one day a mouse comes to live in a particularly tangled lock. Soon after, more mice move in, and the girl's unruly mop is transformed into a marvelous mouse palace complete with secret passageways and a cheese cellar! But as the girl comes to find out, living with more than a hundred mice atop your head isn't always easy. . . .

"This tale will send kids the message that they must take care of their tresses."Booklist 

"There are parents who will weep with joy at the prospect of a book that may encourage little Susie or Sam to finally brush that mane."The Bulletin 
KATE BERNHEIMER is the author of the picture books The Girl in the Castle Inside the Museum, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, and The Lonely Book. A fairy-tale expert, she is also the author and editor of many books for adults, including the story collections Horse, Flower, Bird and My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate M...
Title:The Girl Who Wouldn't Brush Her HairFormat:OtherDimensions:40 pages, 11.25 × 8.7 × 0.37 inPublished:October 28, 2016Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:037586878X

ISBN - 13:9780375868788


Rated 5 out of 5 by from So entertaining! This was a really fun book. I love the expressions and how she seems increasingly overwhelmed until she finally gives in and brushes her beautiful hair! I love how the hair is done in the illustrations, its so beautiful and makes you want to touch it!
Date published: 2016-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Do not brush off this book I loved this book.  The digitally coloured illustrations were perfect and brought the storyline to life.  All the details in each picture were just delightful to peruse.  A little girl with beautiful, long hair  refuses to brush it because she says, "It's just her way."  Her hair gets matted and tangled and a mouse decides it is the perfect spot for nesting and perhaps a perfect spot for a permanent home.  Word gets out that there is a mouse in hair-residence, so the other mice decide to try their luck to see if there is "room for one more."  The final count of the squatters is one hundred.  One hundred pesky rodents who tell her knock-knock jokes, set up a film projector to watch movies and even concoct a cheese cellar.  These little inhabitants become unruly and bossy, even demanding she cease from bathing because they cannot swim.  The little girl finds because of her unkempt and unsanitary state her friends at school and even her parents step away from her. Finally she makes the big decision that she wants her old, hygienic life back, washes her mice-infested hair and gives herself a good scrub in the tub to regain her fastidiousness and her sanity.  What will happen to her mice tenants?  Will they find a place to reside other than her long, silky locks?  Does the story have a "and they all lived happily ever after ending?" I suggest you get a copy and find out the demise of the annoying, furry little critters. The book is a fun read and kids will love the plot and especially the visuals. Who wouldn't want your own animated mousecapades scurrying around in your hair, something that can add some excitement to your boring life?  I wouldn't that's who...makes my head crawl and itch just to think about it.  But it makes a perfect tale to spin to children and they will love it. 
Date published: 2014-03-12