Well known children’s book author David Shannon just published a new book about lice called “Bugs In My Hair!”

David Shannon’s Book “Bugs In My Hair!”

His publisher described the book as a humorous take on battling head lice.


This book is guaranteed to make you laugh, and itch! From the opening picture of a happy, oversized louse appearing with his suitcases, you know these bugs are determined to stay, and Mom is about to go nuts!

Nobody talks about them, but they are everywhere. (Some estimate 20 million children a year host them.) Oh the shame and humiliation of having bugs in your hair! But if you go to school, or have play dates, chances are good you might meet them someday. Maybe you already have! Lucky for you, the unwelcome bugs in this story are so funny you will be laughing aloud, even when Mom attacks them with battle-tested anti-lice weapons.

Shannon peppers his hilarious scenes with fun, “nitpicking” facts about these “lousy” critters and pokes fun at common denial: “It’s probably ash from that volcano in Pogo Pogo.”

Soon the party’s over: Bye-bye, Little Nasties! 

It’s gotten notice, including an article in USA Today.  The book is available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  We don’t think that we’re adding it to our children’s library, even though we like the author’s “Oh David” series.  Given how creeped out people (especially parents) are by bed bugs, we can’t imagine that “Bugs In My Bed!” will be a sequel, but we’ll see.

If you’re looking for a way to introduce your children to the topic of bed bugs, and to find an educational tool that helps them prevent these critters from invading your home, then download our own,“Roscoe and the Big Bed Bug Hunt.” It’s an activity book featuring our canine detective Roscoe the Bed Bug Dog.