Bad Hair Day

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Pub Date Oct 24 2023 | Archive Date Oct 26 2023

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Yo, what's up, Fuzznut? Sing along with the viral TikTok song Bad Hair Day in this riotous journey through the world's worst bad hair day EVER! 

You won't be able to stop laughing, or dancing, along to this extraordinary tale. Have you ever woken up with hair that looks like the back end of a chicken? Well, let our hilarious chicken sidekick lead you through the WORST bad hair day, from hair that turns GREEN, to dreaded SCHOOL PHOTOS!

Both hilarious and heart-warming, Bad Hair Day pairs a story everyone can enjoy with the iconic 'Bad Hair Day' song lyrics and dance moves so that you can either read, dance, or sing along with this only too relatable tale! You can even scan the QR code on the back to sing and dance along with the accompanying lyric video. 

Mousse ain't stickin', water ain't slickin',
It looks like a feather from the back end of a chicken.
I ain't gonna use no silly hair spray…
I’m havin' such a bad hair day.

Authored by the Bad Hair Day song creator and New Zealand primary school teacher, John Phillips, and humorously brought to life with Jennifer Jamieson's quirky illustrations, this is an endlessly entertaining picture book to be enjoyed by children and adults alike!

Full of whacky hair-dos, silliness, chickens, and ultimately a message of joyful inclusivity, Bad Hair Day is the perfect picture-book adventure. Is having a bad hair day really the worst thing in the world?
Yo, what's up, Fuzznut? Sing along with the viral TikTok song Bad Hair Day in this riotous journey through the world's worst bad hair day EVER! 

You won't be able to stop laughing, or ...

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ISBN 9780711290167
PRICE $18.99 (USD)

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Bad Hair Day is a hilarious story about a bad hair day! Listen with the viral song, sing along, and have a blast with this fun and joyful colorful trip to school. Delightfully funny that it's picture day at school, and our main character has green hair for the day! We loved this so much!

Thanks Netgalley and the publisher for the opportunity to review this advanced review copy (ARC) in exchange for my honest review on the book!

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Thank you to NetGalley for the ARC of Bad Hair Day by John Phillips. This is a hilarious, adorable story about a boy who wakes up with wild hair and nothing that he tries can tame it. The rhyming is catchy and the illustrations are vibrant and fun. This is a perfect picture day read aloud for elementary school classrooms!

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This book is such a funny and cute story we can all relate to! The main character has a bad hair day, and like us all, sometimes we just have bad days. In the story, however, her peers accept her and even have their own "bad hair days." This would be such a cute story in the classroom to talk about inclusivity and accepting people and all their "bad days." You could even have the kids come to school with a wacky hair and mismatched clothes, to add a little fun to the week. Loved this story! The illustrations are also beautiful.

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This was so fun! Loved seeing all the different ways the character experienced their bad hair. I loved how they all celebrated at the end of it.

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What a clever book for kids! On the back cover I saw that it was a song on Tik Tok with a QR code to make it easy to find. After searching online, I heard it sung and even saw a short video of the dance moves. New Zealand students even sing this in school, but I had no idea Bad Hair Day was such a hit. Now if I could just stop hearing this catchy tune in my head!

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The cutest book. My daughter loved reading it and singing the little rhyme throughout the story!

Thank you NetGalley , the publisher and the author for my ARC!

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This rhyming book will sure get my students laughing out loud. The illustration is absolutely adorable too.

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I found this book to be great! It certainly stands out from the crowd with having the repeated Tik Tok song throughout, which I loved! I can’t wait to be able to share the book with my class who I know will go crazy for it too. I enjoyed the short rhyming phrases within the book which will make it accessible to all children. The illustrations throughout the book are brilliant too, I particularly love the cheeky chicken!

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This would be good to have at a home library or a book for kids to read for fun in the classroom. It was very enjoyable.

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I read this with my baby sister and she loved it. It's good to let kids know they can have a bad hair day. This is my third picture book and I am falling in love with the idea of making small kids happy.

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