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Stephanie's Ponytail

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None of the kids in her class wear a ponytail, so Stephanie decides she must have one. The loud, unanimous comment from her classmates is: “Ugly, ugly, very ugly.” Steadfast, when all the girls have copied her ponytail, she resolves to try a new style. With true Munsch flair, each of Stephanie’s ponytails is more outrageous than the last, while the cast of copycats grows a ...more
Hardcover, 24 pages
Published May 1st 1996 by Annick Press
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Michelle (Sherbet Lemon)
Very clever, cute and funny!
Ronyell
Jan 16, 2010 Ronyell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Stephanie’s Ponytail is an extremely funny book about peer pressure from the mind of Robert Munsch along with humorous illustrations by Michael Martchenko. The book details the herione’s efforts to find a style fitting to her while at the same time trying to avoid the “copycats” at her school.

“Stephanie’s Ponytail” is full of good humor and great lessons about peer pressure. Michael Martchenko’s illustrations are extremely humorous as he depicts each character to look like they have popped out
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Nicole Doerr
Apr 07, 2012 Nicole Doerr rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s-lit
As an contemporary realistic fiction book this appropriate for all ages but geared toward ages seven through thirteen years old, especially girls. From a strong woman’s voice, the issues of peer pressure is brought up. The main character, Stephanie, wants to standout with the most outrages hair styles. At first she is made fun of but them her style is soon copied by other students. This book is amazing funny. Students can really take a lot from it. The theme of this book is independence and peer ...more
Leslie
Oct 16, 2012 Leslie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I LOOOOOOOVED this book! It sends the message that it is okay to be unique and yourself! Although it does send the message that it sucks to be copied, it also sends the message that sometimes the weird things are the things that people will want and you can be popular because of it. Another twist on this that I loved was that Stephanie didn't want to be popular, she did it because it made HER happy, which is the most important thing! The only part that I didn't like about this book was that the ...more
SarahBeth
Feb 04, 2017 SarahBeth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So much fun as a read aloud with a group of kids.
Lisa Vegan
Oct 31, 2008 Lisa Vegan rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: nonconformists and conformists, for different reasons
Recommended to Lisa by: Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
This book shows the perils of being a copycat, and interestingly shows how adults as well as children can be copycats and conformists. There are a couple of funny parts in this book. Stephanie proves to be very clever, but I did find her insistence of being unique as ripe for discussion as her classmates and teacher who wanted to copy her hairstyle.
Lesley Looper
Apr 23, 2010 Lesley Looper rated it really liked it
Okay, this book is pretty darn cute! I love Stephanie's independence, and how her parents don't do much to discourage her from her wacky ponytails. The only thing, she makes her teacher and classmates look pretty stupid. Who knows, maybe they needed the lesson!
Kate
Jun 30, 2009 Kate rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picturebooks
Thanks, Beth for lending your head of hair and doing this one with me.
Kristy Rasmussen
I love this author,he really has some really funny kids stories, it reminds me of the stories my Grandpa use to tell me as a child.
Stephanie Brush
Oct 27, 2015 Stephanie Brush rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Classic book!
Stefanie
Mar 17, 2016 Stefanie rated it liked it
What can I say...It made me laugh!
Mariam
تزبط مع شعبنا
Jenna McDonagh
Jun 18, 2017 Jenna McDonagh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: author-study
Book Summary: This book is about setting your own example and standing up for yourself. No one in Stephanie's class had a pony tail. One day Stephanie decides she wants one standing right out the back. When she arrives at school she is made fun of by all the boys and all the girls. All her classmates copy her hair trends as a joke. Stephanie begins choosing questionable hairstyles, until she eventually fools them once and for all.

Book Review: This book was absolutely one of my favorite stories
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Caitlin Olson
Feb 22, 2017 Caitlin Olson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: el230
I liked this book a lot. I think it could be used for second or third grade. This book can be used to teach individuality. It can also teach to just be yourself. I really liked this book because it was unlike others in the fact that the main character, even thought she was being teased, she kept being herself.
Elizabeth Bamigbola
Amazing book i learnt to always be you:-D

I chose this because it was a very good book with a meaning but it used the same grammar again and again
Camsta
Jan 25, 2017 Camsta rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This defines my childhood! :)
Mackenzie Ford
Feb 15, 2016 Mackenzie Ford rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Title: Stephanie’s Ponytail
Author: Robert Munsch
Illustrator: Michael Martchenko
Genre: Repeated Phrase, Patterned Phrase, Concept Book, Picture Book
Theme(s): Family, Friends, Fiction, Problem Solving, Behavior, Imitation
Opening Line/ Sentence:
One day Stephanie went to her mom and said, “None of the kids in my class have a ponytail.

Brief Book Summary:
This book is about a little girl that tries new hairstyles for school and the other children tell her that its “ugly, ugly, very ugly” but she say
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Sylvia McIvers
Everyone in class is copying Stephanie's hair style. She finds the most hilarious way to deal with it.

Why have I never seen this book before?
Janet
Jan 15, 2017 Janet rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s-books
My first grade teacher used to read us this book. STILL my favorite book ever at 25, it will always hold a very special place in my heart. Love love love this book.
Kristine
Author: Robert Munsch
Illustrator: Michael Martchenko
Published: 1996
Genre: Humor

Annotation:
Stephanie asks her mom to give her a ponytail coming right out the back because none of the kids in her class have a ponytail. At school, the other kids say it’s ugly, but Stephanie says its her ponytail and she likes it. The next day, all the girls in school have a ponytail coming out the back. So, Stephanie asks her mom to give her a ponytail coming out the side. At school, the other kids say it’s ugly
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Itzel
Oct 01, 2014 Itzel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In this book, it is a story about a girl and her way that she wears her ponytail. She goes to school with her ponytail and everyone does not like her ponytail. The next day she goes back to school, everyone was wearing a ponytail just like she was. They copied her. The next day Stephanie wore her ponytail in a different way. When she goes to school, everyone doesn’t like the way she is wearing her ponytail. When she goes back to school, they are all wearing their ponytails just like Stephanie wa ...more
Teresa
This story is about a girl names Stephanie who wanted to wear a ponytail to be different at school. The only problem was everyone at school wanted to do everything she did. The illustrations in this book look to me like a nice water color. It kind of reminds me of the channel 11 show Caillou. This is one of my electronic books and the narrator did an awesome job at portraying this story. I gave the story 5 stars because it is hillarious what happens at the end.

This is a great book to have in th
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Megan Piero
This book is about a little girl named Stephanie who wants nothing more than to be different from her classmates. She notices that no one else in her class has a ponytail so she asks her mom to do her hair and give her one. She wears it to school but all of her classmates tell her " Ugly,Ugly, very Ugly!". Stephanie feels very sad until she goes to school the next day and everyone is wearing ponytails! Frustrated, she tells them they are a bunch of copy cats. She decides to be different by weari ...more
Anna
Funny and kids will love the wacky outcome. I wish it didn't include Stephanie insulting her peers (even though they are copying her) as that seems like a gimme to teach preschoolers some new things to call each other, but the appeal of the book kinda makes up for it.
Phylicia Bohannon
Stephanie’s Ponytail is a fictional story about a little girl who wants so badly to have a different hairstyle from everyone else. But it seems no matter what she does everyone at her school copies her hairstyle after teasing her for wearing it the first day. Eventually Stephanie tricks the entire school into shaving their heads bald while she still rocks her simple ponytail.
I would use this text in my classroom to show students that being an individual is a good thing that everyone should striv
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Evette
Stephanie’s Ponytail by Robert N. Munsch. This story is about Stephanie she wanted a ponytail because nobody else has a ponytail. The other girls tell her that she is ugly. The next day, all the girls had a pony tail just like she did. Next, Stephanie wants a ponytail out the side. The same thing happens, even with some of the boys. Then, the next day, Stephanie puts a ponytail on top of her head like a tree. All of the boys, the girls, and even the teacher are copycats. Next, she has a ponytail ...more
Keani Meier
Nov 23, 2014 Keani Meier rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Stephanie’s Ponytail By Robert Munsch
Stephanie wanted to look different and asked her mom to give her a ponytail. Her other classmates did not like it and teased her about it but the very next day all of her classmates had a ponytail. The next day Stephanie wanted a side ponytails and the next day everyone copied her. Stephanie kept changing her ponytails and her classmates first teased her than copied Stephanie. Stephanie's got very angry and plotted away to outsmart her classmate, will she be
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Madison
Sep 27, 2013 Madison rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens-books
Stephanie wanted a ponytail because nobody else has a ponytail. The other girls tell her that she is ugly. The next day, all the girls had a pony tail just like she did. Next, Stephanie wants a ponytail out the side. The same thing happens, even with some of the boys. Then, the next day, Stephanie puts a ponytail on top of her head like a tree. All of the boys, the girls, and even the teacher are copycats. Next, she has a ponytail that hangs out over her nose. Everyone copies her again. She anno ...more
Christian Houseworth
This is a great book! I would recommend this book especially for upper grades. It is about a girl who asks her mom everyday to fix her hair in a different type of ponytail. On the day that she wears the newly tail, everyone says its ugly, but the next day when she comes to school everyone has their hair the exact same way she does. She told the students to get their own brains and stop being copycats. Of course they didn't listen, so Stephanie Had an idea..... She told them that she was going to ...more
Madison
Jun 06, 2016 Madison rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This entertaining picturebook is about Stephanie and how she just wants to be different. Stephanie goes to school with a new hairstyle and is made fun of at first- but when she returns to school the next day everyone is wearing the same hairstyle! This continues on until Stephanie tells everyone she is going to go to school with her head shaved. What happens next is unbelievable and incredibly funny.

The illustrations in this picturebook are much like all the other Robert Munsch books. When they
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Robert Munsch was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Fordham University in 1969 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and from Boston University in 1971 with a Master of Arts degree in anthropology.

He studied to become a Jesuit priest, but decided he would rather work with children after jobs at orphanages and daycare centers. In 1973, he received a Master of Education in Chil
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