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, "first grade has rules." It takes countless barrettes and scrunchies to finally hold Zoe's hair. But when it can help with an uncooperative science lesson, will Ms. Trisk let Zoe's hair free? Acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson and vibrant illustrator Ard Hoyt style a hair-raising story that is sure to be a 'do!
"Anderson's narrative sparkles with exuberant language and exaggerated humor. Hoyt's buoyant cartoons, done in pen and ink and watercolors, are filled with flowing lines and comical touches. While the plot specifics are a bit far-fetched, the tale touches upon pertinent themes, such as the challenges of transitioning between kindergarten and first grade, the importance of looking for solutions to problems, and the fact that teachers often learn from their students." -- Joy Fleishhacker, School Library Journal
|Recommended Age||6 - 8|
|Author||Laurie Halse Anderson|
|Publication Date||Jun 23, 2009|
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers|