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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The descriptive language and punctuation are great teaching points.

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Margiee more so for those of us with outrageoulsy wild untameable hair. After many unsuccessful attempts to control his unruly hair one morning, Oliver and his family think that they have solved the problem–until he gets to school and finds that it is school picture day.

But Oliver’s hair beddhead still way out of control. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. And today’s class picture day! This humorous tale offers an experience in which we all can relate. Until Oliver see’s his true blue baseball cap, but what Oliver doesn’t know is that it’s picture day!


This is a funny story about a little boy who has a very bad case of bedhead indeed. Oh bedheas I remember reading this book almost everyday when I was palatoni. Of course, it was never as bad as poor Oliver’s, but the exaggeration in the book is greatly appreciated.

He lives in Port Townsend, Washington, and has three sons and two cats. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. You know those mornings when you wake up and no matter how hard you try, you just cannot get your hair to work with you? Oliver wakes up and shuffle-shlumps down the hall to the bathroom.


Bedhead | Childrens Book Author Margie Palatini

We could also talk about descriptive words and how the font of the text helps to make the story more interesting. Over-the-top illustrations and text capture the shock of dealing with out-of-control morning hair. Bedhead Margie Palatini Snippet view – And you cant wear a hat during picture day, so Oliver must take it off. Now I’m 14 and I have no idea where my copy is but I love this book so much.

Sep 13, The Reading Countess rated it it was bedehad Shelves: The book was humorous and even I was entertained while reading. What’s a boy to do? Open Preview See a Problem? We could also talk about descriptive words and how the font of the text This book I would read to my students on the day of school pictures. Feb 03, Roxanne Lund rated it really liked it Shelves: Bedhead also demonstrates onomatopoeia. This book was one that students will not only relate to but also learn from.

I would recommend this book for ages Does Oliver’s hair go crazy or does he find a way to tame 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 Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Horn Book Spring A natural read-aloud, this rambunctious story chronicles the uproar that occurs when Oliver finds himself the victim of a behead bad hair palatuni. A classroom could have children write extra scenes with creative methods to fix the child’s hair.

For example, one sentence reads: It was a quirky book with beautiful and unique illustrations. 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 boy with curly and out of control red hair that seemed like it was completely taking over on some mornings! This is a fun story about a child who had dramatic bedhead on school picture day.


As the class is arranged for their picture, the cameraman tells Oliver to take off his hat. Easy level inferencing skills.

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Feb 16, Nicole rated it it was amazing. 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.

The pictures are fun. The zany cartoon-style illustrations, executed in colored pencil, acrylic, dye, and ink, appear on large double-page spreads with small white borders.

This book is hilarious and full of literary devices and figurative language. We enjoyed reading it together. You read the book with 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. Jan 30, Christy rated it liked it Shelves: He discovers he has a seriously bad case of bedhead.

I could also use this book to talk about morning routines and good hygiene. What’s a boy palayini do? It’s about a boy who has really horrible bedhead.