Karen Abbott


Dependable, Preschool, Primary, Hygiene, Making Choices, Self Esteem, Hair, Mice

Document Type

Book Review


A young girl washes her hair but refuses to brush it, because that's just how she is. A mouse sets up a roost in her tangles and she enjoys his company. Then there are two mice, then three, then one hundred. Living with so many mice is getting complex, but she makes it work. When teacher finally tells her she has broken the rule of one companion at nap time and must leave her beloved doll at home, our heroine is inspired. Kindly evicting the furry inhabitants, she finally washes her hair again. This time she brushes it out, because that's just how she is.