Synopses & Reviews
Mom and Dad Fleefenbacher think their daughter Zoe's hair is wild and beautiful. And for her kindergarten teacher, Zoe's vivacious tresses were a comfort. But Zoe's about to start first grade, and her new teacher doesn't fool around....
"School has rules," she says. "No wild hair in my class!"
So what are Zoe and her free-spirited hair going to do now?
With exuberance and humor to spare, Laurie Halse Anderson and Ard Hoyt, the New York Times bestselling author and illustrator, tease up a terrific tale of hairy hijinks, classroom chaos, and the importance of teachers and students learning to work together.
"Rapunzel has nothing on young Zoe, whose flowing red tresses are not only her crowning glory but can also 'turn on the TV, pour a glass of juice, pet the cat, and play on the computer all at the same time.' But while Zoe's kindergarten teacher embraced the fact that the hair had a life all its own ('at nap time, the hair was a comfort'), first grade brings the stern Ms. Trisk, who is decidedly unamused. Anderson (Independent Dames) and Hoyt (Utterly Otterly Day) are comically sympathetic to the ways in which an unfortunate class placement can turn a school-age child's world upside down. But not to worry by story's end, everyone's having a good hair day. Ages 6 10. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
An acclaimed "New York Times"-bestselling author teams with a vibrant illustrator for a hair-raising story about a little redheaded girl whose unruly hair can help with an uncooperative science lesson. Full color.
Zoe Fleefenbacher has one blue eye and one green eye and bright red hair that goes on . . . forever. Her hair has always been unruly, but now she is in first grade and according to her teacher, Ms. Trisk, and#8220;first grade has rules.and#8221; It takes countless barrettes and scrunchies to finally hold Zoeand#8217;s hair. But when it can help with an uncooperative science lesson, will Ms. Trisk let Zoeand#8217;s hair free? Acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson and vibrant illustrator Ard Hoyt style a hair-raising story that is sure to be a and#8216;do!
About the Author
Laurie Halse Anderson is the New York Times bestselling author of the National Book Award finalist Speak, Fever 1793, Catalyst, Twisted, and Chains. Laurie lives in Mexico, New York. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Ard Hoyt illustrated One-Dog Canoe by Mary Casanova and John Lithgowand#8217;s Iand#8217;m a Manatee. His most recent title with Simon andamp; Schuster was Utterly Otterly Day by Mary Casanova. He lives in Bentonville, Arkansas.