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Lead by example. Let your children see you reading for pleasure in your spare time.
Summary: Ruthie doesn't like drying her thick, curly hair. And one morning she wakes up with mushrooms growing in it...then ferns...then moss. The doctor, the nurse, the hairdresser, too, no one knows what to do. Then Ruthie has an idea. Will it work? This is a story with a humorous twist on grooming.
Type of Reading: bedtime story, family reading, anytime reading, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 4 to 8; read yourself: 7 to 10
Interest Level: 3 to 8
Reading Level: 4.6
Age of Child: Started reading with 5½-year-old child.
Young Reader Reaction: "Read it again, Mommy." S/He laughed through the first reading and roared through the second.
Adult Reader Reaction: We'll be reading this a lot, no doubt. This is a refreshing, fun story that we won't mind reading again and again.
Pros: This is a story that every parent and child can relate to, and maybe, just maybe, you'll get your child to dry their wet hair! The story moves quickly with humor and great illustrations.
Borrow or Buy: Buy! This is a must have for your child's library, even if they don't squawk about drying their hair.