Friday, June 27, 2008

Bad Hair Daze In Children's Books -- Part 2

Holm, Jennifer Middle School Is Worse Than Meatloaf
J Fic Holm
Told entirely through notes, grocery receipts, and a vast
array of other items, this story follows Ginny as she accidentally
dyes her hair pink, throws live frogs in class, and loses the
lead role in ballet to her ex-best friend.

Lerner, Harriet Goldhor Franny B. Kranny, There’s A Bird In Your Hair!
E Lerner
Franny B. Kranny refuses to cut her wild hair, despite her family's
insistence, and wears a bird in her hair to a family reunion.

Munsch, Robert Stephanie’s Ponytail
E Munsch
Frustrated because everyday that Stephanie fixes her hair differently,
the class copies her until one day when she declares that she will shave her head!

Robins, Joan Addie’s Bad Day
ER Robins
When Addie gets a haircut she hates, she is too embarassed
to come to her friend Max's birthday party.

Spinner, Stephanie Snake Hair: The Story of Medusa
ER Spinner
Recounts how the Greek hero Perseus vanquishes the serpent-
haired Medusa whose gaze turned people to stone.

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