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REVIEW: ‘The Girl Who Wouldn’t Brush Her Hair’ by Kate Bernheimer

The Girl Who Wouldn’t Brush Her Hair by Kate Bernheimer
Read: January 2016
Format: Hardcover
My Book Rating: 3/5 Stars
Genre: Children’s Books

My 4 year old saw this at Half Price Books and wanted it. As a reward for her good behavior while out shopping, I bought it for her.

This is a cute story about a little girl with long beautiful hair, which she refuses to brush. (Hmm…. sounds like both my daughters!)

What happens when the girl won’t brush her hair? Well, little mice move in of course. The girl, not being afraid of mice lets them stay and before you know it, she’s got a whole colony of mice! The mice however, do not like the water. They demand that the girl not bathe, and since the girl likes her mice friends, she stops bathing. Before long, nobody wants to be around the girl (not even her baby doll!) She has to make a tough choice: let the mice stay and be stinky and dirty, or send the mice packing and clean up.

I love the artwork in this book. It’s a CG style, very much in line with current cartoons like Tangled, about another girl with long beautiful hair. The pictures are bright and vibrant, the mice are adorable. Both my girls (4 and almost 9) enjoyed the story and looking at the pictures.

I had high hopes that this book might encourage my girls to let us brush their hair, alas, those dreams were crushed. They both still cry when it’s time to brush their hair, but at least they don’t have mice living on their heads!

Mina picked this book out at Half Price Books as a reward for good behavior while running errands.

Mina picked this book out at Half Price Books as a reward for good behavior while running errands.