Bugs in My Hair, David Shannon talks about Lice #Giveaway #Ad

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David Shannon is awesome. You might be familiar with his No, David books, or A Bad Case of the Stripes. When I heard about his newest book, Bugs in My Hair!, I thought, “Who would write a book about lice??” Well, in this short video, author David Shannon — sounding just like a picture book author should — shares why he tackled this subject. The video also features many of the illustrations from the book, so it’s an excellent look at what you can expect from the story.

I remember getting lice when I was in middle school. I think it was summertime, so I wasn’t quite as humiliated as I might have been if I had to go to school. My kids have escaped lice, and at 9 and 15, I’m hoping we have gotten away with it. I honestly don’t know if I could handle it!

But books like this remind parents and kids that lice is just another one of those experiences that many school kids have. If you can’t beat ’em, laugh at ’em!

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  1. Melissa says

    Yes! Last year it ran rampant in my son’s kindergarten class. Kids passed it back and forth for almost three months!

  2. says

    I can never get used to the idea of lice, although the classrooms at my husband’s school has at least a handful during the year. Tough to kill and disgusting at best but I’m glad that David Shannon was fearless enough to tackle this tough subject. Humor sometimes takes the edge off of difficult situations. And lice are no laughing matter. –Deb (DialMforMoms.com)

  3. Liz says

    Great nieces. While I had visions of plague, the doctor-mom explained that there are different types of lice and head lice aren’t scarey (to her).

  4. Cindy B says

    My boys had lice when they were in elementary school, what a pain! We have a grandson living with us now and I keep reminding him not to share hats or combs!

  5. Cindi says

    Never, believe or not! Our youngest son has a head full of hair
    and there was lice in his preschool, he never contracted it…
    Thanks, Cindi

  6. sharon says

    I discovered my kids both had lice soon after school let out for the summer. Thankfully, we have a lice removal salon near us where we could take them to get it removed. Not that it was cheap, but it was worth it!

  7. says

    OH, my gosh! I had three girls with long… THICK hair … school years were a nightmare when it came to lice … hours and hours and hours of combing through tiny pieces of hair in natural light … I hated it and I’m so glad that my son is now 13 and I likely don’t have to go through it any longer. My daughters, however, are finding out what I went through!

  8. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says

    Unfortunately yes many years ago. It can happen to anyone. It does not discriminate.

    Ladyblueeyez1960 (at)(aol)(dot)(com)

  9. says

    Lice is not fun! I never had any experiences with lice as a kid, but my children once got it at their elementary school. We freaked out so much that I was washing their sheets and vacuuming every day. Luckily, the over-the-counter medicine I bought did a great job in getting rid of those icky critters.

  10. Angela Rhodes Ingles says

    No, not yet – though I’m a teacher with long hair and see 700 kids a week, so I consider it inevitable at some point in my career! :)

  11. Kellie Conklin says

    No one in my family has had it (yet!) but there have been many times the dreaded letter has come home from school and we hold our breath!

  12. Karen Drake says

    My kids are grown up now but they caught the lice when they were in grade school, and..it was awful, they are so hard to get rid of, I thought I was going to have to shave their heads..lol I am so glad there is a childrens book about this, there is so much stigma attached to having lice, and we all know it has nothing to do with cleanliness or where you live, everyone is at risk if you have children in school. If I win I plan to give the books to my 4 yr old granddaughter, I think she will enjoy them and also learn from them.

  13. says

    We were living in a 7 person home a few years back (renting a split level with another family we’re friends with). One of the two kids got them. Then everybody got them. It was a nightmare.

  14. Marla says

    We’ve managed to avoid lice in our family but have had enough scares (good buddies of my daughter having them) that we own a lice comb and I spray my daughter’s hair with Fairy Tales Rosemary Repel every day!

  15. Brigette Streeper says

    I had lice in Junior High. I remember doing school work and this bug dropped onto my paper. I told my mom about it when I got home and she ran for the pick! She lifted up my hair and looked around, and then screamed a little… My whole family had them. After a lot of washing and cleaning we got rid of them… Ugh, they are nasty things!

  16. Sue Hull says

    Yes when my daughter was little. It went around the whole school twice.Eww so gross! It’s making me itch just thinking about it. LOL! These are cute books.My 2 nieces would like them.Thank you :)

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