History has never been hairier.Did you know that kings AND queens wore fake beards in Ancient Egypt? Or that hair was used in medicine at the height of the Incan Empire? Or that Queen Elizabeth I had more than 80 wigs in various shades of red? Kathleen Krull and Peter Malone start at the dawn of history and bring us up to contemporary times, using incredible bits and bobs of hair fact and lore to show us just how much things have changed (and how they haven't!).This is a perfect way to introduce young readers to the idea of a longitudinal study. And it's also an irreverant and playful look at what funny fashion victims we humans have always been!Deserves a permanent spot on every bookshelf. (Get it?)Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 8/1/2011Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Official Copy TBD. Tim Burton's AIW Madhatter hat. Official Disney/Movie product. Hat and wig in one piece. Velcro size adjuster.Features include: -Tim Burton's AIW Madhatter hat-Official Disney/Movie product-Hat and wig in one piece-Velcro size adjusterRecommended Ages:7 and up
When Old Mother Hubbard finds her cupboard bare, she goes on a wacky shopping spree to buy her hungry dog some shoes, a wig, a coat--everything but his supper! Children will love the silly antics of the lovable dog.Book Details:Format: Board BookPublication Date: 3/15/2008Pages: 24Reading Level: Age 2 and Up
How do you keep a crowd of energetic young penguins entertained? Put on a play, perhaps? But will they pay attention through an entire performance? If Tacky’s center stage, they might. Even in his flowing blond wig and little red skipping shoes,” everyone’s favorite misfit penguin imbues the character of Goldilocks with his own indomitable personality and style. So what if the set is in shambles? This is one performance Mrs. Beakly’s students won’t soon forget.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/10/2004Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
From award-winning author Margaret McNamara and New Yorker artist Barry Blitt comes this partly true and completely funny story of George Washington's 7th birthday. In this clever approach to history, readers will discover the truths and myths about George Washington. Did George Washington wear a wig? No. Did George Washington cut down a cherry tree? Probably not. Readers young and old who are used to seeing George Washington as an old man, will get a new look at the first president—as a kid. Perfect for classrooms, Presidents' Day, or as a birthday gift.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 1/10/2012Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Did you know that James Monroe was the first President to appear without a wig in formal public settings? Or that George W. Bush named the first African Americans as secretaries of state? In this informative reference book by the editors of the award-winning TIME For Kids magazine, you'll learn about the Presidents' childhoods, careers, accomplishments in office, and life after the White House. As a great plus for school reports, you'll find hundreds of fascinating facts—and the history of our nation is woven into each presidential portrait. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 12/26/2006Pages: 72Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
To bee or not to bee? A lonely, overlarge insect tries a new identity onfor size in a wacky, wonderful tale of true friendship.All Jerry Bee wants is to make friends, but that's hard to do when you're the most enormous bee anyone has ever seen. Then a wig changes Jerry's life: when he puts it on, he looks just like a boy! Jerry creates quite a buzz with his kindness and generosity, and for the first time, he has friends. But will his new pals stick around when his true identity is revealed? In this zany and tender tale, written and illustrated by Cece Bell, Jerry finds that having friends you can "bee" yourself around is as sweet as honey.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 11/25/2008Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Big Audrey is a girl . . . with cat’s whiskers . . . and sort of cat’s eyes. But, is there an other cat-whiskered, sort of cat-eyed girl? Big Audrey waves goodbye to her friends Iggy and Neddie, Seamus, and Crazy Wig, in Los Angeles and hitches a ride with bongo-playing-while-driving Marlon Brando across the country to Poughkeepsie, New York, city of mystery. She finds she has questions needing answers—and a bit of inter-plane-of-existence traveling to do. Big Audrey and her telepathic friend Molly zigzag off on an incredibly strange and kooky adventure, and solve the mystery of the cat-whiskered doppelganger. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/2/2011Pages: 288Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Miss Malarkey can make a reader out of anyone.Principal Wiggins promises to dye his hair purple and sleep on the school roof if the students read 1,000 books this year. Miss Malarkey is determined to find the right book for each student so they'll participate in the school program, and learn to love reading. She's got a tough audience -- video game fanatics, artists, sports lovers -- nonreaders all. But she won't give up until Principal Wiggins can flip his purple wig. With all the new pressures being put on teachers these days, the one thing everyone agrees about is the need for all children to learn to love reading. Now, the best-selling Miss Malarkey series uses all the programs and initiatives developed to help children read as fodder for the humor mill, keeping everyone laughing about this important topic. No teacher, librarian or parent should leave this book behind!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 6/27/2006Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
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