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

by Jennifer Donovan

Jennifer Donovan received a copy of the book to facilitate her review, and we were also compensated for participating in this campaign.

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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 Mozi Esmes mom September 6, 2013 at 11:45 am

Yes, my daughters best friend in preschool had a case, and she brought it home. Hers wasn’t too bad, but I got it for the first time in my life… Not fun!

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2 Tiffany Marston September 6, 2013 at 2:40 pm

Yes we have

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3 Anne Lehnick September 6, 2013 at 3:50 pm

We got lice in May. It was awful. I’m ready if it happens again though.

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4 kasia September 6, 2013 at 5:31 pm

thank God no !

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5 Melissa September 6, 2013 at 5:34 pm

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

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6 Rachel S. September 6, 2013 at 5:45 pm

Yes, we have had them in our family.

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7 Deb September 6, 2013 at 8:11 pm

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)
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8 Kerrie Mayans September 6, 2013 at 9:47 pm

Not in our family, yet!

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9 Megan Schmitz September 6, 2013 at 11:54 pm

Lice has not gotten my family but I did have it when I was little.

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10 Anne September 7, 2013 at 10:33 am

never had lice.

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11 Liz September 7, 2013 at 2:47 pm

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).

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12 Marie G. September 7, 2013 at 3:52 pm

No, we haven’t had lice YET, thankfully. Thanks for the giveaway!

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13 ZAHIR September 7, 2013 at 4:38 pm

My younger sister had lice, but not now, she is completely free from it now.

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14 rea September 7, 2013 at 5:17 pm

Thankfully, we have never had lice.

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15 Cindy B September 7, 2013 at 10:13 pm

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!

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16 Cindi September 8, 2013 at 12:12 am

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

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17 sharon September 8, 2013 at 1:53 am

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!

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18 Deanna September 8, 2013 at 1:46 pm

When we were in elementary school!

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19 Krystal September 9, 2013 at 1:51 am

We’ve never had lice in our family. Thank goodness!

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20 Julie September 9, 2013 at 10:31 am

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!
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21 Addison Kat September 9, 2013 at 12:27 pm

I had lice as a kid but we haven’t had it with the kids yet

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22 Shari L. September 9, 2013 at 5:17 pm

We are lice free so far! And blessedly, I was spared as a child, too.

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23 Nannypanpan September 10, 2013 at 2:15 pm

No, but my sisters kids got it

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24 Jessica T September 10, 2013 at 7:23 pm

We seemed to always be de-licing when I was a kid. . . but so far have kept it out of my kids!

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25 Allison September 10, 2013 at 11:26 pm

No! Definitely not. Thank goodness

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26 Richard September 11, 2013 at 10:20 am

No Lice Here.

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27 Jeanna September 11, 2013 at 1:31 pm

No, thankfully not yet. I’m so nervous though!

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28 kathy stevenson September 11, 2013 at 4:12 pm

4 years ago it did! It was AWFUL!

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29 Kelly Brown September 11, 2013 at 9:15 pm

No, but it has been in my classroom before. I totally need this book to share with my Kindergarten students.

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30 Lauren Becker September 11, 2013 at 9:15 pm

no, I don’t remember anyone in the family having it!!

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31 marian boll September 12, 2013 at 1:00 am

I can say NO to that question

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32 Alvina Castro September 12, 2013 at 1:05 am

sadly yes it has gotten us :(
Wish i could say no

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33 Tonyia Palmatier September 12, 2013 at 10:37 am

Nooooo thank god! I would freak!

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34 Linda Meyers-Gabbard September 12, 2013 at 10:47 am

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

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35 Lauren September 12, 2013 at 12:23 pm

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.
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36 Miguel September 12, 2013 at 12:39 pm

I had them when growing up.

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37 Michele C September 12, 2013 at 1:07 pm

Yes unfortunately. Getting rid of it was very hard work. And I felt so bad for our daughters.

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38 Tabitha P. September 12, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Yes,2 years ago lice came here.
It was her 1st year of school and I had to cut her hair…

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39 Tari Lawson September 12, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Thank goodness I have not had to deal with lice.

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40 Susan Chester September 12, 2013 at 8:09 pm

Yes, all of my kids and myself have had lice. ICK!

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41 danielle lima September 12, 2013 at 9:01 pm

my daughter had it 4 times last year. Her classmates kept passing it back and forth

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42 April G September 12, 2013 at 10:23 pm

Thankfully no (KNOCK ON WOOD), not yet!

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43 Maria B September 14, 2013 at 12:03 am

Yes, I had it!

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44 Cate September 14, 2013 at 7:42 pm

No lice here, thankfully.

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45 OneMommy September 15, 2013 at 8:26 am

Haven’t had lice here, yet…. Oldest just started kindergarten, so I’m sure we will have it one day. Ugh.

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46 Ashley h September 16, 2013 at 4:30 pm

No we haven’t

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47 Angela Rhodes Ingles September 16, 2013 at 7:32 pm

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! :)

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48 Sarah W September 17, 2013 at 12:43 am

On more than one occasion when I was a kid!

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49 Kellie Conklin September 17, 2013 at 1:53 am

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!

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50 joni September 17, 2013 at 3:43 am

No lice here. But there was a kid in my daughter’s grade just diagnosed with scabbies.

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51 ReggieMann September 17, 2013 at 5:17 am

Not yet (fingers crossed!)

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52 Eileen Burke September 17, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Not yet, knock on wood.

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53 Karen Drake September 17, 2013 at 1:26 pm

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.

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54 Nicole C. September 17, 2013 at 3:06 pm

Yes, unfortunately it has!

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55 Ed Nemmers September 17, 2013 at 3:12 pm

No; clean here!

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56 jeni lutz September 17, 2013 at 3:30 pm

So far my kids haven’t gotten it but I did when I was little

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57 tina reynolds September 17, 2013 at 3:37 pm

I had it once when I was a little kid. My kids have not had it

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58 Jenny September 17, 2013 at 4:24 pm

not yet, but I am sure our turn will come :(

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59 Aimee September 17, 2013 at 5:02 pm

Thankfully, no, we’ve not had to deal with them!
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60 Melinda Stephens September 18, 2013 at 12:08 am

I had lice once in elementary school, but not since.

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61 Natalie September 18, 2013 at 9:36 am

Yes my daughter had it when she was four, it was really hard to get rid of

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62 Teresa Thompson September 18, 2013 at 10:01 am

My son, years ago.

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63 Amy W. September 18, 2013 at 10:09 am

My kids haven’t had lice, but I got it when I was a kid.

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64 Susan Smith September 18, 2013 at 10:20 am

Thankfully, no, we’ve not had to deal with them.

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65 Deb S September 18, 2013 at 10:33 am

No thank God.

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66 Crystal Rose September 18, 2013 at 10:50 am

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.
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67 mary j September 18, 2013 at 11:43 am

Yes my neice and nephew got lice from school. It was not fun!!

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68 Natasha Tucker September 18, 2013 at 12:40 pm

nope never thankfully!

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69 Marla September 18, 2013 at 12:51 pm

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!

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70 Liz W. September 18, 2013 at 12:58 pm

We have thankfully not gotten lice yet– dreading the inevitable notice from the school!

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71 Diana Hatch September 18, 2013 at 3:32 pm

no lice in our family

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72 Melissa B. September 18, 2013 at 4:39 pm

My oldest daughter got lice once when she was in preschool.

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73 emily l September 18, 2013 at 5:08 pm

Never, but with the amount of kids growing and growing at the school, I realize it may only be a matter of time.

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74 Mihaela D. September 18, 2013 at 6:38 pm

no lice over here yet :)

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75 Jaclyn Reynolds September 18, 2013 at 7:06 pm

I had them in 1st grade, luckily my kids never got them! :)

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76 Monica September 18, 2013 at 8:00 pm

When I was little I did- it got passed into our home several times in fact!

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77 susan smoaks September 18, 2013 at 8:54 pm

when i was little i got them all the time, it was horrible

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78 Brigette Streeper September 18, 2013 at 9:20 pm

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!

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79 AEKZ2 September 18, 2013 at 10:44 pm

No lice in our family…yet

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80 Rachel G September 18, 2013 at 10:52 pm

My family has never never had lice

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81 Sue Hull September 18, 2013 at 11:42 pm

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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82 Christian Alejandro September 18, 2013 at 11:57 pm

Yes a couple of tough battles with it.

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