Bad Hair Day (Whatever After, #5)
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Bad Hair Day (Whatever After #5)

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After a tough day at school, I am NOT in a good mood. The perfect pick-me-up? A trip through our magic mirror! When my brother and I -- plus our new dog -- end up in the story of Rapunzel, we can't resist climbing her hair. Oh no! Her smooth locks suddenly look like they've been attacked by a cheese grater. Maybe a trim will help...Snip, snip. SNIP. Oops. Now Rapunzel's ha...more
Hardcover, 165 pages
Published April 29th 2014 by Scholastic Press
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Chelsey
I am a dedicated fan of this series! At the beginning of this year I vowed to read more middle grade fiction, and while I have not been doing so well with that resolution, I never fail to pick up the next book in this series. Abby and Jonah are two siblings who once stumbled upon a magic mirror that has the ability to take them into fairytales. This is the fifth book in the series, so they have already visited fairy tales like Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White. This book takes them bac...more
Barbara
It's hard not to fall in love with the Whatever After series with its blending of a protagonist who lives in the modern world with her visits to the fairy tale world. In this, the fifth title in the series, fifth grader Abby and her younger brother Jonah go through the looking glass in their basement and happen upon Rapunzel. As usual, they must take care not to make too many changes during their visit or else the fairy tale itself will be forever changed. This Rapunzel is practically paralyzed...more
Brooke
I loved this book. It was funny and kept me on the edge of my seat. Once again, Abby and Jonah get sucked into their magical mirror in their basement and end up in a famous fairy tale. This time, it's Rapunzel. I liked the fact that Rapunzel learned that her hair wasn't the one thing that made her unique. I love this book as much as the others in the series and I can't wait for the next book.
Pamela Kramer
Adorable fractured fairy tale for beginning / early chapter book readers. It's clever and the kids love reading these stories. Teachers and parents will love the underlying moral (very subtle!).

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Mari Anne
This is a very cute and popular fractured fairy tale chapter book series. I found this one a little silly and slightly preachy for my taste. The message of, you are more than your looks and your successes and failures, is a good message, but one that was harped on ad nauseam. Still, I think fans of this series and its target audience of girls in grades 1-4 will enjoy it.
michelle
The series is starting to get a little old, but my daughter still loves them. There were some nice moral lessons in this one - Rapunzel isn't just her beautiful long hair and Abby isn't just a spelling bee champ. I've reviewed the rest of the series here http://booksmykidsread.wordpress.com/...
Solikha
Apr 20, 2014 Solikha marked it as to-read
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Stacy
Abby and Jonah go into the fairy tale of Rapunzel and change the story. The ending left us with a bit of a cliff hanger can't wait for the next book to see how things get resolved for Abby and Jonah.
Emily
I LOVE THIS BOOK

This book is so good. I think it was the best one in the series so far .And I can't wait to see what the author comes up with next!!!!!
Brenda Kahn
This is the first of this series that I've read. I thought it clever fun if a bit message-y. I'll be backtracking to read the earlier installments.
Katie della Kim
Perfect

I couldn't find the next one? Please help me figure it out. I truly love these books! thanks Sarah Mlynowski
Rpharv
May 31, 2014 Rpharv marked it as to-read
Love this series can't wait to read!
C Martinez
Put as to read
Emyrose8
Another great addition to the series. The ending has a bit of a cliff-hanger to it.
Colette
Another cute addition to the middle-grade fantasy series, but the stories are beginning to get repetitive.
Casertalaura
Once again, another great book in this series. This one has a great message for girls!
Hoover Public Library Kids and Teens
This time Abby and Jonah get all tangled up with Rapunzel's fairy tale.
Annie
Very Good! Kept me on the edge of my seat!
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