Bedhead by Margie Palatini – It was BIG. It was BAD. It was BEDHEAD! No doubt about it, Oliver’s having a very bad hair day. His parents and sister try to. Bedhead · illustrated by Jack E. Davis. The ultimate bad hair day. What’s a boy to do? “ a delightful combination of text and pictures that will have readers. Bell hooks may be Happy to Be Nappy (), but young Oliver’s glimpse of his morning hair—”going up.
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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return bedhwad Book Page. Preview — Bedhead by Margie Palatini. Bedhead by Margie Palatini Goodreads Author. No doubt about it, Oliver’s having a very bad hair day.
His parents and sister try to help. They push, they pull, they spritz and they bexhead they goop, they glop, and they mousse. But Oliver’s hair is still way out of control. And today’s class picture day! What’s a boy to do?
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Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Sep 13, The Reading Countess rated it it was ok Shelves: When your youngest son, a struggling beginning reader, brings home a book from a library You read the book madgie exaggerated excitement, all the while thinking that you wish you could take his hand through the library with him and choose this book, pull that book off of the shelves for him.
Reading it together will remind you why reading a book-any book-is good for both of you, even if you didn’t pick it.
And you remind yourself that next Tuesday, when that beloved treasure is pull When your youngest son, a struggling beginning reader, brings home a book from a library And you remind yourself that next Tuesday, when bedhexd beloved treasure is pulled from his backpack with pride and anticipation, that you once again find the exuberance that mirrors his and enjoy your time together.
Apr 30, Amy Groesbeck rated it it was amazing. Maggie am so glad I stumbled upon this book! However, when he gets to school he learns it is picture day and is not allowed to wear his cap in the photo. The literary devices and style of writing engage the reader. This book would be I am so glad I stumbled upon this book! This book would be beneficial in the classroom as it demonstrates great use of colorful and embellished writing.
For example, one sentence reads: It rolled all the way down the stairs and into the kitchen where Froot Loops went flying…Two toast toasties did triple back flips on the breakfast table. Bedhead also demonstrates onomatopoeia. Each of these features will help students learn to enhance their own writing. Aug 01, Heidi-Marie rated it liked it Shelves: The pictures were a little busy for a storytime–as well as the story itself.
But it still would be a fun read-aloud. The story is just hilarious. Even more so for those of us with outrageoulsy wild untameable hair. Though my hair is fathoms better now as an adult, a childhood of curly hair among adults who only knew how to fix straight here was an utter nightmare every day. Of course, it was never as bad as poor Oliver’s, but the exaggeration in the book is greatly palatin The pictures were a little busy for a storytime–as well as the story itself.
Of course, it was never as bad as poor Oliver’s, but the exaggeration in the book is greatly appreciated. So my high rating goes more for the fun-ness of the story and the content of it. Thought the illustrations aren’t bad, they’re not quite to my taste.
But it is a funny book that I think many would enjoy. Nov 20, Gatto rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is a fun story about a child who had dramatic bedhead on school picture day. The hair is unmanageable no matter what people try.
The pictures are fun.
BEDHEAD by Margie Palatini , Jack E. Davis | Kirkus Reviews
A classroom could have children write extra scenes with creative methods to fix the child’s hair. May madgie, Jarrett Bell rated it liked it Shelves: A kids hair goes crazy. Easy level inferencing skills. The illustrations are a cross between Steve Lowtwait “Hey Arnold! Nov 28, Tasia rated it really liked it Shelves: I would recommend this book for ages Bedhead is about how a boy named Oliver sees something horrible and tries to fix it.
This book has themes of humor, mystery, perseverance, and family.
Mar 22, Kryslyn rated it really liked it. The book was humorous and even I was entertained while reading. I like the repetition and the illustrations throughout the book.
This made it a fun read even as an adult.
Since the book was set on picture day, it would be a good book to read to children on their school picture day. Questions could be asked about how the students would feel if they had a bad hair day on picture day.
It would be good to see the children’s reactions. Mar 15, Jenny rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mar 04, Jenn Lopez rated it it was amazing. Oh man I remember reading this book almost everyday when I was 8.
Margke I’m 14 and I have no idea where my copy is margiie I love this book so much. Feb 27, Laurie rated it it was amazing Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. Horn Book Spring A natural read-aloud, this rambunctious story chronicles the uproar that occurs when Oliver finds himself the victim of a cataclysmically bad hair day. The caricatured illustrations of Oliver’s frantic family and horrified classmates it’s school picture day, of course have a sickly yellow-green cast, which seems fitting given that part of the untamable coif is described as resembling a “cat’s coughed-up fur ball. And there was one teeny tiny clump of hair way at the back of his head that looked just like a cat’s coughed.
Nothing he or his parents try–not water, not hair spray, not even mousse–has more than a temporary effect, and at last all the “follicly challenged” lad can do is jam a cap on his head before going off to school. Unfortunately, it’s Class Picture day. School Library Journal July K-Gr 3-A loud scream from the upstairs bathroom interrupts Oliver’s family’s breakfast, and an investigation reveals that the boy is suffering from a bad case of “bedhead.
Hair going that way. Palatini’s lengthy, hilarious text, which appears in jagged frames that suggest the boy’s bedhear anxiety, is filled with her signature alliteration and familiar expressions like “Been there. Done that,” “a done deal,” and “Zero. The zany cartoon-style illustrations, executed in colored pencil, acrylic, dye, and ink, appear on large double-page spreads with small white borders. Many of them depict Oliver’s oversized head, hair flying in all directions, and his family trying to effect a cure.
From the shocked expression on Oliver’s face on the cover and the bathroom-tile-covered endpapers to the scene palatoni the boy’s terrible discovery and the wacky remedies that follow, this is a delightful combination of text and pictures that will have readers coming back for more. Feb 25, Joey Zadina rated it really liked it Shelves: Bedhead is a book that I greatly enjoy because just like Oliver in the story, I was also once a young boy with curly and out of control red hair that seemed like it was completely taking over on some mornings!
This will be a great book to share with younger elementary students around the age of first grade in a read aloud setting. Margie Palatini uses onomatopoeia a lot throughout this book which makes it so much fun to read aloud to children.
The wild voices and noises that I can use while read Bedhead is a book that I greatly enjoy because just like Oliver in the story, I was also once a young bddhead with curly and out of control red hair that seemed like it was completely taking over palztini some mornings! The wild voices and noises that I can use while reading this book are sure to keep students engaged and entertained.
This book could be read aloud to students on picture day because it provides a hilarious account of Oliver’s hair being out of control and ruining the class picture.
I can envision reading this to a class of young children and then having them shout something like “Oliver’s Hair! Another more practical use for this book could be to show off some very colorful language, such as: It rolled all the way down the stairs and into the kitchen where Fruit Loops went flying.
With these uses and with the fact that this is one book that the children will love to read for entertainment value, this is sure to be a book that I will keep in my classroom in the future! Dec 06, Amy rated it really liked it.