By Nancy Van Laan; George Booth (Illustrator)
(Atheneum Books, Hardcover, 9780689838989, 32pp.)

Publication Date: July 2008

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I was scritcha-scratchin'

while a batch-a bugs

was hatchin',

yes, those cooties were

attachin' to my head.

When nits attack,

no one is safe --

and if the lice don't get you,

the cures surely will....

About the Author
Betsy Bowen is the author-illustrator of several books for children. Reviewers have described her distinctive woodcuts as bold, rich and handsome. The mother of three sons, she has lived with her family on the rugged north shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota for more than thirty years.

Charles Barsotti, formerly the cartoon editor of the The Saturday Evening Post, has been a staff cartoonist at the New Yorker since 1970. His work has also appeared in Playboy and Fast Company, among other publications. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri. George Booth has been a New Yorker cartoonist since 1969.
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