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What's Bugging Bailey Blecker?

3.36  ·  Rating details ·  33 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
For fifth-grader Bailey Blecker, a classwide case of head lice is the worst thing that could happen. She's been growing her hair to donate, and she's "determined" (or stubborn, as her mom calls it) not to cut it until it's long and lice free enough to be useful. But lice are only the beginning of Bailey's troubles, and in this classroom comedy, the solution is full of twis ...more
ebook, 194 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by Dutton Children's Books
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Poor Bailey Blecker - she is starting a new school for fifth grade, she is growing apart from her best friend, and she has lice.

It all starts with a simple scratch during class, ends with a visit to the nurse's office, and next thing you know everyone in the book is wearing bandannas to protect their locks.

Friendship, lice, a lost bird, and a re-enactment of the Boston Tea Party are at the heart this coming of age tale.

Bailey's character was infested with the nasty four-lettered word throughout
This story seems to have many plots going on at once but I liked that it was a simple and nice coming-of-age story. This book reads quickly and even though it was going in many different directions, the story was easy to follow without getting lost along the way. It had some good humor in spots and I also felt a connection to the realistic situations Bailey was going through because she was a likable character. I did learn a lot about head lice too.... The story mainly focuses on change and old ...more
Kim Gontarz
Bailey is at a new school by herself and ends up with lice. She is growing her hair for Care Through Hair because her aunt is having cancer treatment and loosing her hair. She lives on an island in Maine where her best friend decide to stay instead of going to the new school with her. Life is not going well and Bailey feels like everything is against her. What will happen to her hair and where is her bird? Will she ever make new friends?

Jun 08, 2011 rated it it was ok
What a stupid book. The book revolves around Bailey, a girl with lice who is allowed to attend school with lice for weeks. She makes friends and learns valuable lessons, but still, give me a break. I wanted to stop reading it but pushed myself to finish it.
Betsy Brainerd
Apr 14, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: junior-fiction
Bailey Blecker wants to donate her long hair to cancer victims like her Aunt Josie, but when the fifth grade class is infested with lice, her plans may have to change. With help from her new friends, Bailey learns that compromising might be a good way to solve problems that are bugging her.
Kelly Rae
May 17, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: juv-fiction
Cute... but not too exciting.
Jan 17, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: horsebackrider1, 5b
This book is really helpful if you have lice and it also has a good twist in it!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ HorseBackRider1
May 11, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: random, juvenile
I liked this story, but the mention of lice fifteen times on each page sure make a person feel itchy!
rated it it was ok
Apr 22, 2011
Bailey Ferreira
rated it it was amazing
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