Acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson and vibrant illustrator Ard Hoyt style a hair-raising story that is sure to be a ‘do! Zoe Fleefenbacher has one blue eye and one green eye and bright red hair that goes on…forever. Her hair has always been unruly, but now she is in first grade and according to her teacher, Ms. Trisk, “first grade has rules.” It takes countless barrettes and scrunchies to finally hold Zoe’s hair. But when it can help with an uncooperative science lesson, will Ms. Trisk let Zoe’s hair free?
This book made me feel the wild and free feeling that Zoe’s hair portrayed. It is a great way to explain to kids that being wild and free can be good in a helpful way.
Laurie Halse Anderson is a <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author known for tackling tough subjects with humor and sensitivity. Her work has earned numerous ALA and state awards. Two of her books, <i>Chains </i>and <i>Speak</i>, were National Book Award finalists. <i>Chains</i> also received the 2009 Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction, and Laurie was chosen for the 2009 Margaret A. Edwards Award. Mother of four and wife of one, Laurie lives in Pennsylvania, where she likes to watch the snow fall as she writes. You can follow her adventures on Twitter @HalseAnderson, or visit her at MadWomanintheForest.com.
Ard Hoyt has illustrated a number of books, including the <i>New York Times</i> bestsellers <i>I’m a Manatee</i> by John Lithgow and <i>The Hair of Zoe Fleefenbacher Goes to School</i> by Laurie Halse Anderson. Ard lives with his wife and five daughters in Bentonville, Arkansas.