The Girl Who Wouldn't Brush Her Hair

The Girl Who Wouldn't Brush Her Hair

Book - 2013
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A little girl refuses to brush her hair, but when a team of mice takes up residence in her tangled locks, she faces a tough decision--to brush or not to brush.
Publisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780375868788
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Parker, Jake 1977-
Call Number: E BERNHEIMER, K


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Oct 24, 2014

Again, I was faced with a book full of mice! Rodents creep me out in the worst way. But I was determined to read this book as it looked fabulous and I very much enjoyed Bernheimer's, The Lonely Book.

In this book, a girl with gloriously thick and long hair refuses to brush her hair. One night the mice begin to move in one by one and make a cozy little nest out of the girl's hair. Before long, problems begin. The mice don't like water so the girl doesn't bathe. She can't sleep because the mice are so noisy and she doesn't want to crush them. This goes on until the final straw...the teacher won't let the little girl bring her baby doll to school because she already has enough friends in her hair. The girl chooses baby doll over the mice and bids farewell.

The illustrations in this story are rich, colorful and full of interesting background bits that draw the eye. I wanted to look over every inch of every page. This story brought me back to the days when we spent hours brushing "rats nests" out of my own thick and curly hair. Thankfully it never got so bad that mice moved in. I lost a few things in there occasionally though.

I highly recommend this book to all children (except those like me who are afraid of mice). It has a wonderful message about hygiene and it is hilarious good fun.


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