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Ruthie Bon Bair: Do Not Go to Bed with Wringing Wet Hair!

4.12 of 5 stars 4.12  ·  rating details  ·  25 ratings  ·  4 reviews
When a spirited little girl named Ruthie Bon Bair refuses to dry her wet hair before bedtime, she is plagued by an unusual host of difficulties - plants and flowers begin to sprout from her scalp, resulting in hilarious consequences. Ruthie and friends attempt to control the growing vegetation in her hair.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by Harry N. Abrams
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From the first page (with typo) to the expected ending, this story was okay. Striving for a Seussian whimsicality, or perhaps seeking to emulate David Small, it doesn’t really succeed.
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.

We've read this a lot over the last year! My daughter took it to school on her share day, too.

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I was working on a stumper for a patron about dirty kids and this book came up. I think part of the reason I had issue with it is because I also hate to dry my hair and will go to work with it damp. In this book, Ruthie grows plants out of her hair because she goes to bed with it wet.
A useful story for all those children who don’t like to dry their hair.
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Susan Lubner writes for children and is the author of three picture books and a forthcoming middle grade novel. Her work has been published in Spider Magazine and two other stories will be published in forthcoming issues of Highlights for Children. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, two daughters, two cats, and a very spoiled dog who loves books so much he tries to eat them when no one's ...more
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