Wanda and the Wild Hair
Blue-eyed freckle-faced Wanda has a problem: she loves her wild hair dearly, but it drives all the adults in her life to distraction. She loves the way it feels when she touches it. She loves the way it looks when she pats it in front of the mirror. But her mother always nags her to wash it, her father wants to take her to the poodle parlor for a trim, and her teacher thre...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 8th 2005 by Tundra Books
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Wanda's hair is really wild and the adults in her life are so mean about it! They keep asking her to comb her hair and go to the hairdresser, they keep telling her she looks like a sheepdog and making her write lines out on the chalkboard at school. This book follows a day in Wanda's life where things go really wild. Not only are the adults being mean about her hair, everything starts to go wrong. Animals start to attack her and things keep getting stuck in her hair. By the end of the day, she h...more
Wanda caught my attention because of my own precious girl with her free-spirited hair. Though I thought a lot of this story was really cute, there was something that just wasn't quite there for me. Maybe it had to do with the fact that I wasn't all that impressed with Wanda's mother... Jordan was excited to read it, but lost interest about half-way through.
Apr 21, 2008 Stephanie rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: parents who have a redheaded daughter, or a child who hates cutting her hair.
Finally, a book about a redhead with uncontrollable hair! All of the adults in her life want to cut it, style it, and bring it under control. But Wanda loves her hair and wants to leave it as it is. Until things get a little out of control...