Get ready to itch with laughter! (Giveaway ends 9/19/13)


Art © David Shannon 2013. All Rights Reserved.

Art © David Shannon 2013. All Rights Reserved.

Does the name Dave Shannon ring a bell? Chances are if you have children or grandchildren you might be familiar with his. He’s an internationally acclaimed author whose has written such classics as A Bad Case of Stripes and No David! My daughter LOVED A Bad Case of Stripes. That was one of her favorite books as a young girl.

Mr. Shannon has also won a Caldecott Honor Book award and New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year.

Dave Shannon has written a lot of best sellers. His newest book, Bugs in my Hair, was recently released.

Is something bugging you? Bestselling award-winner David Shannon shows the funny side of waging war against–oh no!–head lice.

This book is guaranteed to make you laugh–and itch! From the opening picture of a happy, oversized louse appearing with his suitcases, you know these bugs are determined to stay, and Mom is about to go nuts!

Nobody talks about them, but they are everywhere. (Some estimate 20 million children a year host them.) Oh the shame and humiliation of having bugs in your hair! But if you go to school, or have play dates, chances are good you might meet them someday. Maybe you already have! Lucky for you, the unwelcome bugs in this story are so funny you will be laughing aloud–even when Mom attacks them with battle-tested anti-lice weapons.

Shannon peppers his hilarious scenes with fun, “nitpicking” facts about these “lousy” critters and pokes fun at common denial: “It’s probably ash from that volcano in Pogo Pogo.”

Soon the party’s over–Bye bye, Little Nasties! Once again Shannon has created a fresh, highly entertaining read-aloud classic that begs to be read again and again.

Art © David Shannon 2013. All Rights Reserved.

Art © David Shannon 2013. All Rights Reserved.

The book is already getting rave reviews. Here are just a few.

“If anyone can make a case of head lice fun, it’s Shannon. He humorously captures and normalizes the panic, embarrassment, and tedium of this common grade-school affliction. Even the mom’s reactions — first panic, then phantom head-itch, then mountains of laundry — are perfect!”Susan Kunhardt, Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA

“Shannon offers young head lice victims and the grownups who love them a much-needed source of levity and empathy… readers will come away reassured” – Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Don’t scratch your head over this purchase.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Lice!  Aaaaargh!  Every kid’s confused terror at being diagnosed with the itchy little buggers is mirrored here in Shannon’s chortling, over-the-top, but ultimately comforting ode to eradicating the problem.” – Booklist 

“Libraries everywhere should have this book.”—School Library Journal

If you would like to learn more about the book you can visit the Official Site. You can also check out the Author‘s site.

Art © David Shannon 2013. All Rights Reserved.

Art © David Shannon 2013. All Rights Reserved.

In honor of the book’s release I have a special prize package to give to a lucky reader. The winner will receive a copy of each of the following books, compliments of Scholastic – Bugs in my Hair, A Bad Case of Stripes, and No, David!

This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on September 19, 2013 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me what your favorite Dave Shannon book is – OR – why you want to win this prize package?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.

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*I was not compensated for this post. I posted this for the enjoyment of my site readers. Scholastic will be providing the prize.

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Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.


  1. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says:

    I would like to win the books for my niece Stella.

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  2. we like the no david books we have read a few.

  3. We do not have any David Shannon books my son would love these books and I would love to read them to him.
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  4. My favorite one is Alice the Fairy. I bought that through a Scholastic sale when my daughter was little (she’s now a middle schooler) and my kindergartner now loves it too!
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  5. I want to win these books for my sister who is a kindergarten teacher.

  6. I would like to win this for my daughter. We don’t have any David Shannon books, but I do believe she would enjoy them 🙂

  7. Ava Chavez says:

    My favorite is A bad case of stripes.

  8. Katie Amanda says:

    I’d love to get this package for my niece, so I can inspire her to be a lifelong reader.

  9. I want to win this as I think that my grandson would love it!
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  10. I want to win for my son, he loves to read

  11. Lalita Malone says:

    NO, DAVID! My husband’s name is David and the girls love to scream out NO, DAVID!

  12. I want to win this book because the art work looks great, and the topic is very humorous.
    I would love to read this book to my students.

  13. i really want to win this for a friends child it looks soooooo cute

  14. I have never read any of his books but my niece would love these I think. Thankyou, Ken
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  15. Jennifer T. says:

    We love the original No, David! book. My husband’s name is David so the kids think it’s funny that he gets in trouble a lot.

  16. Jennifer T. says:

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  17. Kimberly Schotz says:

    We have the book No, David. It’s funny.

  18. We enjoyed A Bad Case of Stripes 🙂
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  19. I want to win because these look adorable to read for my nephew.

  20. I want to win this to give it to my niece

  21. These are such cute books!

  22. Cynthia Sizemore says:

    I would like to win this prize pack because I am trying to find some books that will get my daughter interested in reading.

  23. Kelly Brown says:

    I want to win it so I can share it with my Kindergarten students.

  24. I’ve never read his books but my daughter is just getting to the point where she is really interested in them – and these sound like so much fun! Thanks for the chance to win
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