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Saturday 21 September 2013

Review: Bugs in My Hair!

I've always been a huge fan of David Shannon - his No, David! books are some of my very faves, and my kids adored them, too.

His latest book, Bugs in My Hair! is another kooky tale with Shannon's trademark wit and superb illustrations.

When mum makes a terrible, awful discovery in her son's hair, all hell breaks loose. There's a lice-a-palooza going on and the young lad is itching up a storm.

The shame! The humiliation!

Mum is on a mission to get rid of those bugs. There's the shave-the-head option. The bomb-with-chemicals one, too. Or perhaps her son could just stick his head in an enormous jar of mayonnaise. And let's not forget the seemingly endless rounds of washing--sheets, towels, clothing, cushion covers ... those teensy pests are taking over the entire house!

I doubt there's a parent or child who won't relate to this book. Shannon has it spot on when it comes to the frustration and hysteria associated with head lice, and kids will love the vibrant, wild and funny illustrations.

Just trying reading this book without once scratching your head.

Title: Bugs in My Hair!
Author/Illustrator: David Shannon
Publisher: Blue Sky Press, $35.99 RRP
Publication Date: 27 August 2013
Format: Hard cover
ISBN: 9780545143134
For ages:  3 - 8
Type: Picture Book