The Girl Who Wouldn't Brush Her Hair

The Girl Who Wouldn t Brush Her Hair Young fans of the Disney movie Tangled will especially love this hair raising story What happens when one little girl refuses to brush her long beautiful hair Well one day a mouse comes to live in a

  • Title: The Girl Who Wouldn't Brush Her Hair
  • Author: Kate Bernheimer
  • ISBN: 9780375868788
  • Page: 234
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Young fans of the Disney movie Tangled will especially love this hair raising story What happens when one little girl refuses to brush her long, beautiful hair Well, one day a mouse comes to live in a particularly tangled lock Soon after, mice move in, and the girl s unruly mop is transformed into a marvelous mouse palace complete with secret passageways and a cheeYoung fans of the Disney movie Tangled will especially love this hair raising story What happens when one little girl refuses to brush her long, beautiful hair Well, one day a mouse comes to live in a particularly tangled lock Soon after, mice move in, and the girl s unruly mop is transformed into a marvelous mouse palace complete with secret passageways and a cheese cellar She loves her new companions they tell knock knock jokes and are sweet to her doll, Baby but as the girl comes to find out, living with than a hundred mice atop your head isn t always easy Here s an fantastic tale that will have kids poring over the mice s elaborate world within the girl s wild, ever changing hairdo.

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    1. A new choice from the library that has gone in to heavy (heavy heavy) reading rotation.It's a cute story, though the message seems to have gone right over my daughter's head as she thinks it would be wonderful to have a collection of mice living in her hair.

    2. Again, I was faced with a book full of mice! Rodents creep me out in the worst way. But I was determined to read this book as it looked fabulous and I very much enjoyed Bernheimer's, The Lonely Book.In this book, a girl with gloriously thick and long hair refuses to brush her hair. One night the mice begin to move in one by one and make a cozy little nest out of the girl's hair. Before long, problems begin. The mice don't like water so the girl doesn't bathe. She can't sleep because the mice are [...]

    3. My 4 year old saw this at Half Price Books and wanted it. As a reward for her good behavior while out shopping, I bought it.This is a cute story about a little girl with long beautiful hair, which she refuses to brush. (Hmm. sounds like both my daughters!) What happens when the girl won't brush her hair? Well, little mice move in of course. The girl, not being afraid of mice lets them stay and before you know it, she's got a whole colony of mice! The mice however, do not like the water. They dem [...]

    4. This is a cute story about cause and effect. If you let one mouse move in, there will be more. If you have too many mice, they start to boss you around. How can you get them to stop? When a choice must be made between something you have always done and something new. The illustrations move the story along by showing how the girl is feeling start to finish. Planning to share with my second graders – many who have long hair and could relate to the main character.(ebook version from Edelweiss)

    5. Got this from the library in hopes of convincing Kathryn that brusing your hair is a good thing. She still doesn't enjoy it, but at least she doesn't have a colony of mice living on her head.

    6. The story begins with a girl who had beautiful brown hair. After her bath each night, she wrapped it in a turban, but refused to brush it. After a few nights, after taking off her turban, she found a mouse had taken residence in a gnarly, ratted section of her hair! The girl was not afraid of the mouse, remember in the fairy tales that mice are the helpers. She left the mouse and told her grown ups "it's just my way". The girl woke up to find another mouse decided to move in, bringing baby mice [...]

    7. This book is a funny tale about a girl who neglects to brush her hair, and eventually has a neighborhood of mice living inside of it. The illustrations are 3-d and wonderfully drawn wit solid details and neutral colors. The way the Mice society within the girls hair is drawn is creative, detailed, and complex. The story is a wonderful lesson on self-grooming and how not everything that glitters is gold and how the girl may have liked the mice at first but there is always too much of a good thing [...]

    8. This book is a good read for younger kids. This was a funny read for me mostly because my mom gave it to my as a joke since she thinks I "never brush my hair." This is an entertaining read for younger kids because the events that happen to our lovely heroin, will teach them to take care of their hygiene and not think it doesn't matter!

    9. This book, The Girl Who Wouldn't Brush Her Hair is about a little girl who has very long hair and hates brushing it after she takes a bath. She tells her parents that she will not brush her hair before bed and goes to bed with wet, knotted up hair for a few nights in a row. Then one night she finds a mouse in her hair nestled into one of the biggest knots she has. At first she is concerned but once she realizes he is a nice mouse she lets him stay. This one mouse turns into four mice in the morn [...]

    10. I loved this book. The digitally coloured illustrations were perfect and brought the storyline to life. All the details in each picture were just delightful to peruse. A little girl with beautiful, long hair refuses to brush it because she says, "It's just her way." Her hair gets matted and tangled and a mouse decides it is the perfect spot for nesting and perhaps a perfect spot for a permanent home. Word gets out that there is a mouse in hair-residence, so the other mice decide to try their luc [...]

    11. Summary: This book is a whimsical and charming tale about a free-spirited young girl who marches to the beat of her own drum. She patiently explains to her parents that she doesn't want to brush her hair, stating "it's just my way". One day she discovers a small mouse has set up camp in her hair! They become fast friends and come to enjoy one another's company. Soon word gets out that there's a mouse hotel happening in this young girl's hair and before she knows it, she's got an infestation! The [...]

    12. An obstinate young girl decides she will stop brushing her hair. After her daily ritual of washing, toweling and brushing, she announces one night, to her constant companion doll, Baby, that she will not do it anymore. When the adults in her life question her, her response is "It's just my way." It isn’t long before a mouse takes up residence in her tangled hair. She is unperturbed and welcomes the other mice that follow in droves. Soon her hair is a matted mess and a veritable village of mice [...]

    13. A young little girl does not brush her hair because that is just her way. One day, a mouse decides to make a nest in her hair. And soon after, there are hundreds of mice that have moved in. At school, her teacher tells her that she can no longer bring her favorite doll, baby, because she already has too many friends that come to class with her. Baby is her favorite doll though. The doll seems to change her facial expressions as the scenes change too! The mice become such a hassle, that the girl [...]

    14. A young girl refuses to brush her waist-length hair. "It's just my way," she says. When mice move into her hair, the girl seems not to mind. But then problems begin. First, her mother won't pack a lunch for the mice, so she has to let them eat hers. Also the mice won't allow the girl to take a bath as they don't like the water.Finally, the worst thing possible happens: her school teacher informs her that she will no longer be allowed to bring Baby, her favorite play toy, to school with her. Each [...]

    15. The Deal: A young girl one day decides that she's not going to brush her long, beautiful hair, that's simply her way. Soon tangles start to form and a few mice find out, and decide that her hair is the perfect home from them. Soon, the girl has a full array of mice living in her hair, and though she might not have mind at first, she does care by the end. My Thoughts: The Girl Who Wouldn't Brush Her Hair was ADORABLE. It's a kids books for very young children but it was still pretty charming and [...]

    16. What happens when a young girl doesn't brush her hair for days and proclaims--"That's just my way?" Well, if it were my mom she'd say, "It'll grow rats" because somehow early 20th century Taiwanese in the rural country side still believe in spontaneous generation, as if Louis Pasteur never existed. Here's an amusing tale on the very subject. Not brushing your hair for days can breed rats. And guess what? They even tell knock-knock jokes. They set up secret passage ways, cheese cellars and moats [...]

    17. This story book was an exaggerated tale of what can happen when you do not brush your hair. A group of pesky, yet cute mice can move into your hair. The mice were in heaven as they created a "wonderful" nest in the wild unkempt hair of said little girl. As the days went by, she realized the messy hair was causing other hygiene problems. Because the longer she didn't brush her hair, more mice moved in (creating a "hair-in" movie screen, swimming pool) she couldn't bath. It was causing schoolmates [...]

    18. This book gives a hole new meaning to "rats nest" as a girl who didn't like her hair brushed for days, I understand the whole "rat nest" thing as my mom said it all the time. But I think If someone had read this book to me when I was little maybe I would have let my hair be brushed. I do not like the thought of mice living in my hair.I don't like the idea of mice living, period. So if you want to scare your child into washing and brushing their hair this is the book (PS I didn't mind having my h [...]

    19. I checked this out of the library. I thought is looked interesting and didn't know what to expect. After school my princess saw it and wanted me to read it to her. "Mommy, she is just like me. She doesn't brush her hair either." (see why I checked it out) This was a fun read and my daughter loved the story. The mice who moved into the little girl's hair cracked her up. By the end the mice had to leave, since the girl realized that she wanted to be around her friends. Good long bath and a good ha [...]

    20. The Girl Who Wouldn’t Brush Her Hair is a good book about hygiene that both girls and boys are sure to enjoy. The main character refuses to brush her hair after her nightly baths, as “it’s just my way.” As a result, mice begin moving into her hair which the girl gladly welcomes as they tell knock-knock jokes and are nice to her favorite toy, Baby. Unfortunately, caring for all these mice becomes problematic as they eat all her lunch, keep her up at night, and refuse to let her bathe whic [...]

    21. This children's book is absolutely adorable! It is the playful tale of a young girl who refuses to brush her hair because "it's just her way." Because she's read so many fairy tales with kind mice, she allows one to move into a particularly tangled portion of her hair. Soon, word gets around to the mice community that there is a nice girl letting mice live in her hair. As more and more mice move into her hair, the girl begins to realize that having mice live in her hair isn't all that fun. By th [...]

    22. This book has a good premise: a little girl who refuses to brush her hair learns a lesson slowly but surely. She does seem slow in learning it, however. It is not enough for one mouse to make a nest in her hair and take up residence. It's not even enough three dozen mice to take up residence in her hair. The mice are unruly, bossy, and nocturnalIt's a fun and playful story starring a very stubborn heroine. The illustrations, in a way, are just as fun as the text itself. I liked seeing what the m [...]

    23. A young girl, with beautiful long hair, refuses to brush her hair after bath time each night. Her response is, "It's just my way" when explaining to her parents. One day, a mouse decides to make her hair its home. Then more and more mice come to live in her hair. This brings about all sorts of problems, as the mice began bossing the girl around. Finally, enough is enough and the girl has some decisions to make. I thought the illustrations were perfect for the story, somehow adding a sweetness to [...]

    24. Too cute for words, this is a story of a little girl who refused to brush her hair. Eventually mice found a happy home in the tower of matted hair. First one mouse, then 100 mice, living in a room, warm place, bothersome only because they tell stupid knock, knock jokes, yet, the time comes for them to go.But, until then they scurry about in the hair home complete with a tennis court, a film projector to watch movies and a cheese cellar.This was just the right book to read when the sky is grey an [...]

    25. My 9-year old daughter, who recently had her really long hair cut (and who hated brushing it), loved this book. The book design was excellent; loved the artwork weaving with the pictures and how each page was filled to the brim with soothing colors. The author and illustrator seemed to work in perfect harmony when they showed the dirty hair and the harsher colors, yet when the girl had cleaned her hair, the colors were more soothing and relaxed. I great book for little ones who resist the routin [...]

    26. This is about the cutest story I've ever read. The title just starts the story about a little girl who has the incredible fortune of being able to confidently say that she does things her way which leads to some interesting developments. Not brushing her hair is the reason that she befriends a mouse with a suitcase full of fairy tales. Hair condos are the latest craze and baths become a thing of the past. The kids had a real hoot with this one lol.

    27. I really enjoyed this book, and I think that this would be a great book for younger girls. At a young age I also did not want to brush my hair and thought that it hurt and even though I did not end up with mouse living in my hair I think this is something that a lot of young girls can relate to. It also gives it a comical spin on the book so that even the boys would enjoy this book if read aloud. This book teaches children to enjoy who they are, and rock whatever hair they were born with.

    28. The Girl Who Wouldn’t Brush Her Hair is a funny cumulative story about a girl who refuses to wash and brush her hair, so all sorts of strange things start happening to her and her hair. Soon the girl finds out that taking care of her hair might be important. This book is a fun read aloud for students with big imaginations, and it would be great for early elementary students.

    29. Who knew that a book about personal hygiene could be so entertaining! I love clever picture books that teaches the children a useful lesson. Also liked the perspective that even if "it's just your way" you still need to take care of yourself. Since the consequences isn't usually mentioned in todays society where "be yourself" is being preached everywhere.

    30. I really love Bernheimer's book "The Girl in the Castle Inside the Museum". I can detect some of the same whimsy in this new picture book, but something feels off. Maybe it's that I'm an adult (albeit usually living in the preferable world of children's literature) and am irked that a little girl only needs to say "It's just my way" and is allowed to abandon important grooming basics.

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