Reading books can open a whole new world of learning, adventure and enjoyment. Studies show that children who are read to when they are very young do better in school than those who were not. Children who read statistically have better testing scores and are more likely to further their education. Another advantage of reading early is that it encourages young children in their imaginative play. The reason this is so important is because it strengthens their foundations for future relationships with peers, family and others into adulthood. My boys love to read and it is a special time we get when I read to them every night. One of our favorite authors is David Shannon, who wrote the wildly popular “No David” book  series. With his new book from Scholastic, “Bugs In My Hair” addresses the all too common and not so fun issue of head lice. As with his other books, David Shannon is able to take a subject like lice and make it hilarious and removes the stigma that so often comes with it.

Funny Books For Kids From David Shannon

Funny Books For Kids From David Shannon

Among the popular funny books for kids from David Shannon that are favorites in many homes are “A Bad Case Of Stripes”. “How I Became A Pirate” and “Alice The Fairy. I think one reason that “No, David!” was so popular was because he wrote the book when he was only 5! Shannon not only write the book but also illustrated it with pictures of all sorts of things he was not supposed to be doing but was anyway! I know my kids can totally relate to several of the infractions David Shannon experienced in his books! His newest book from Scholastic, “Bugs In My Hair“, which is for the 4-8 crowd, is in stores now.

The book is taken a serious subject like head lice and has made it fun! He takes this embarrassing topic of a common school age problem and adds his unique perspective and sense of humor. If you have ever had a child with head lice, you can totally relate when you see the cartoon louse with his big suitcases ready to take roost in his young victims head. The longer the bugs stay, the more mom goes crazy and the funnier the books gets! Although an estimated 20 million children suffer from these pesky visitors every year, no one likes to admit they have them nor do they want to talk about it. The thing is, if you are a kid and are in school and or participate in various activities, you are bound to get lice at least once.  You will appreciate Shannon’s “nitpicking” factoids and funny excuses used for the critters, like “It’s probably ash from that volcano in Pogo Pogo.”. Once the little guys are gone and the story comes to a close, your little one is going to be asking you to read it again and again and is sure to become a family favorite.

One USA reader will win one Backyard Explorer and “Bugs In My Hair” prize pack.


  1. Bugs in my hair would have to be my first and therefor favorite book of David Shannon. Hopefully I win and get to read!

  2. My nephew and I used to read these. “How Georgie Radbourn Saved Baseball” was our favourite. Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. Duck on a Bike! My daughter loves every ducks and is doing her baby’s nursery in ducks. I will have to get this book for sure!

  4. We like his David books. “David Goes to School” is our favorite followed by “No, David”. The drawing are so cute, too.

  5. I have to say Duck on a Bike was a favorite read for our 6 year old. Our wild duck vistors are very funny in their own right

  6. I used to teach second grade and I love David Shannon. We did an author study on him. My favorite is A Bad Case of Stripes. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway.

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