Bugs In My Hair?!

Overview

(Ages 6-9) When Alex spills milk on his football jersey and Morgan's braid unravels, they both say, "These things happen." But Ellie LaFleur, who is practically perfect, sniffs, "Not to me." And it's true. Ellie's nails are always filed, her clothes are snazzy, and her long locks are lovely. So when Ellie's head begins to itch, she's sure it's an allergy.

"WHAT DO YOU MEAN I HAVE BUGS IN MY HAIR?!" blurts Ellie when her mother and the school nurse give her the bad news: Ellie has head lice. "These things happen," says Ellie's mother. At home,

... See more details below
Paperback
$6.29
BN.com price
(Save 10%)$6.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (15) from $3.12   
  • New (9) from $3.12   
  • Used (6) from $3.41   

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK Kids for iPad

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (NOOK Kids - Digital Original)
$6.99
BN.com price
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.

Overview

(Ages 6-9) When Alex spills milk on his football jersey and Morgan's braid unravels, they both say, "These things happen." But Ellie LaFleur, who is practically perfect, sniffs, "Not to me." And it's true. Ellie's nails are always filed, her clothes are snazzy, and her long locks are lovely. So when Ellie's head begins to itch, she's sure it's an allergy.

"WHAT DO YOU MEAN I HAVE BUGS IN MY HAIR?!" blurts Ellie when her mother and the school nurse give her the bad news: Ellie has head lice. "These things happen," says Ellie's mother. At home, Ellie and her mother talk to the doctor and read the papers from the school nurse. Then they shampoo, comb, and do laundry. Ellie even writes a note for kids who get head lice-"These things happen," it says.

The author includes a note for concerned parents. Catherine Stier's light look at this all-too-common problem is sure to strike the right note with stressed-out kids and families. She lives in Illinois. Tammie Lyon's humorous paintings complete this reassuring tale. She lives in Ohio.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Wendy M. Smith-D'Arezzo
Ellie LaFleur is prissy, pretty and takes perfect care of herself. Everything about her is always in place and carefully tended. So, she is shocked and dismayed to find that she has lice. What is a pretty princess to do? Stier has taken an unusual approach to head lice, telling the story of Ellie's anguish and revulsion when she discovers she has lice. Having to sit still while her parents carefully comb out the nits, Ellie reads the papers sent home from school for her parents and becomes interested in the little bugs that have invaded her head. She even makes her own information sheet to share with other children, full of childish drawings and multicolored writing, in addition to interesting facts about head lice. Educational without being boring, this is a perfect book for schools to keep on hand when the lice strike in first or second grade. A note to grown-ups at the beginning of the book explains current treatment for lice, reassuring them that lice happens even to those of us who are prissy and perfect. Reviewer: Wendy M. Smith-D'Arezzo
School Library Journal

K-Gr 3- When a visit to the school nurse confirms that lice have invaded the pretty hair of "Absolutely Perfect" Ellie, the third grader is horrified-this type of thing doesn't happen to her, she reasons. Ellie and her mom head home to treat the problem, but during the long process Ellie gets so bored that she begins to read the paperwork the nurse gave them. Armed with the not-so-scary facts, she drafts a letter for other kids to reassure them that lice can happen to anyone, and that they are relatively easy to get rid of. When Ellie goes back to school, the nurse loves the letter and distributes copies of it. Stier has taken a difficult topic and turned it into a charming story that demystifies the fears and false information surrounding lice infestation. The writing is stylized yet not overdone and comes across simply without sounding didactic. Cartoon illustrations capture Ellie's emotions as she goes from feeling grossed out to upset, sullen, and, finally, elated to be free of the bugs. The letter is presented at the end of the book; it is hand-printed on sheets of notebook paper and illustrated, adding to the lighthearted approach to a topic that causes many children-and their parents-angst.-Lisa Gangemi Kropp, Middle Country Public Library, Centereach, NY

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807509098
  • Publisher: Whitman, Albert & Company
  • Publication date: 3/1/2010
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 647,106
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)