Head Lice

The Disgusting Critters Series

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Pub Date 10 Feb 2015 | Archive Date 10 Mar 2015


Part of a series of hilarious nonfiction books about disgusting creatures, this book examines head lice. It covers such topics as head lice habitats (human heads only, dogs are gross) anatomy (his body is slightly see through, so he can always see what he ate for lunch), and parenting practice (the female louse sticks eggs to human hair and uses the leftover glue for her model airplanes). Although silly and off-the-wall, Head Lice contains factual information that will both amuse and teach at the same time.

Part of a series of hilarious nonfiction books about disgusting creatures, this book examines head lice. It covers such topics as head lice habitats (human heads only, dogs are gross) anatomy (his...

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Informative and adorable book on a yucky topic. My kids really enjoyed this one.

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There is nothing fun about getting head lice! But, this book might just help a child understand what is happening to him/her. In this colorful book, the louse helps to shed some light on the facts about this topic. A bit of humor is used to lighten the mood, but lots of great information is included. As an early childhood educator, I feel this would be a excellent reference for parents and a welcome addition to any classroom.

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Whoa! Head lice! Who needs them? Who wants them? Elise Gravel gives us an entertaining and educational look at what every kid fears – head lice in school – and everybody knows!

With cool illustrations and a witty text, we get what we never got before – just what these critters are up to – not on YOUR head of course, but on the heads of those kids who are nasty!

Buy this one and get the lowdown on these crazy critters!

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Ever wonder what the big deal is about a little louse on your head?

Head Lice, another book is Elise Gravel's Disgusting Critters series introduces kids to a head louse in a non-threatening and humorous way. You'll learn that it is an insect, that it only lives on humans, what they do to us and how they get there. Head Lice allows kids to explore and learn about an insect that is usually not talked about and never in a positive light. Even though head lice don't benefit humans at all, this book still lets kids know not to be afraid or think that they are gross or dirty if they do have head lice.

This book was provided for free in return for an honest review.

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I love this whole series, but I think the Head Lice one is my favorite. I can absolutely confirm that as a parent I am more scared of head lice than of lions. Fact.

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This is one book from a series called, "Disgusting Critters".

My boys and I have read a few of these, and they always get a kick out of the content, illustrations, and humor. There is factual information about head lice in this book (dispels some myths), and it's also very silly to appeal to children.

The set would make a great gift.

Thank you Netgalley for a free digital copy for review.

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This is a fun non-fiction book about lice is presented as a standard picture book. I really like the idea and concept. It's making kids learn while they think they are reading a story. Plus in this title, the head Louse is pretty cheeky and even offers to give you the answers to your math test if you promise to let him stay on your head.

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This book is one of a series about 'Disgusting Creatures' and contains an entertaining mixture of facts about Head Lice, with a Louse character used throughout the book to make the humorous comments. It gives details about the life cycle and lifestyle of Head Lice in text and illustrations. This book will help young children develop a growing awareness of how head lice move from one person to another, reassure them that having them is not a sign of being dirty and encourage them to keep their head and hair coverings away from others!

This book could be particularly useful for use in homes and schools alike, sharing information about these creatures in a non-threatening and engaging manner.

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