The Hair of Zoe Fleefenbacher Goes to School

18 Feb

The Hair of Zoe Fleefenbacher Goes to School (©2009) is written by acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson and illustrated by Ard Hoyt. Anderson is best known for her young adult novels Speak and Wintergirls, as well as the children’s historical novel Fever, 1793.

Hair of Zoe Fleefenbacher Goes to SchoolZoe Fleefenbacher has one blue eye and one green eye, and vibrant, voluminous red hair with a mind of its own. Zoe’s parents and kindergarten teacher love her remarkable hair, but when Zoe enters first grade her new teacher has no patience for Zoe’s untamed tresses. “School has rules,” says Zoe’s new teacher, Ms. Trisk. “No wild hair in my class!”

The Hair of Zoe Fleefenbacher Goes to SchoolZoe tries – and fails – to contain her unruly hair with hats, ponytails, and braids. The more frustrated Ms. Trisk grows with Zoe’s hair, the more it rebels. When the hair finally behaves, Ms. Trisk thinks she’s won. Until she realizes that the hair of Zoe Fleefenbacher can be helpful, too!

The Hair of Zoe Fleefenbacher Goes to School IllustrationKids will love the wacky story and the bold, beautiful illustrations. Parents and teachers will love the themes of individuality, compromise and working together. The Hair of Zoe Fleefenbacher Goes to School is a lively, hair-raising book that will delight children ages 4-8.

13 Responses to “The Hair of Zoe Fleefenbacher Goes to School”

  1. bamauthor February 18, 2014 at 2:21 pm #

    Love this kind of illustration!

  2. Rebecca Douglass February 18, 2014 at 2:32 pm #

    I love it! My own long red hair is pretty tame, but it still brought some pain in grade school. It’s nice to see the red ponytail getting a fair shot :D

  3. JennyJ February 18, 2014 at 3:45 pm #

    Oh, I have a friend with two red-headed girls. She would love it. The illustrations look amazing.

  4. Julie Grasso February 19, 2014 at 12:17 am #

    HOW DO YOU DO IT!!!, where do you find these fabulous books Katie. This looks awesome, I have to have it…..Thanks so much for bringing it to our attention on the Kid Lit Blog Hop

  5. swlothian February 19, 2014 at 3:50 am #

    Cool illustrations.

  6. Resh February 19, 2014 at 1:51 pm #

    Katie, this looks like a fabulous book for my little one! She is going to love ALL that hair :)
    -Resh @ StackingBooks

  7. Books for Kids (@denabooks) February 19, 2014 at 7:07 pm #

    Wow! Those illustrations are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with the KLBH.

  8. snacksformax February 20, 2014 at 5:45 am #

    Haha! The illustrations look so fun :) This book reminds me of a Justin Roberts song, “Henrietta’s Hair”. Definitely google it. You’ll love dancing to all of his tunes! Thanks for yet again hosting the KLBH, Katie!

  9. Pragmatic Mom February 21, 2014 at 3:45 pm #

    This looks fun! I love the illustrations!!

  10. ccarpinello February 21, 2014 at 8:47 pm #

    This is a fabulous book! Kids will love it especially with the great illustrations. Thanks for sharing on the Kid Lit Blog Hop! Cheryl, Hop Hostess

  11. Best4Future.com (@Best4Future) February 28, 2014 at 9:46 am #

    What a fun and fabulous book!! Thank you for sharing on Kid Lit Blog Hop!

  12. Renee @ Mother Daughter Book Reviews March 2, 2014 at 9:26 am #

    What a hoot!! Those illustrations are amazing and I love the quirkiness of the story. Thanks for sharing in the Kid Lit Blog Hop! :-)

  13. Jess@Fairday's Blog March 2, 2014 at 1:32 pm #

    Stopped by from the Kit Lit Hop and saw this post. This book looks fabulous! I love the illustrations and the story sounds cute. Can’t wait to check it out! Thanks for sharing. :)

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