First off, I want to say that I love David Shannon. I just love his style of illustrating. In his new book, Shannon covers a topic that people don’t generally think of happily- HEAD LICE!! Yes. That is what I said. A book about lice, and it is ADORABLE!
Aside from the really great illustrations, this book is informational while also being fun. It is a great book to read to kids to let them know that getting lice doesn’t mean you’re dirty and that while it’s no fun, it happens A LOT! It is a really cute story told from the point of view from a little boy who gets lice, and how his mother has to battle the “Little Nasties”. Every year I have one or two kiddos with CHRONIC head lice. Poor babies! Last year my class went for head checks almost monthly, so most of them think it is just part of our routine.
The second one is “One day I woke up and had ____ in my hair.” These two little cuties made portraits to go with their stories. One had dog bones and the other one had unicorns. So cute!