By Nancy Van Laan
(Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780689838989, 32pp.)

Publication Date: July 1, 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

Nancy Van Laan has written many books perfect for reading aloud, including So Say the Little Monkeys; Little Fish, Lost; With a Whoop and a Holler, an American Library Association Notable Book; and the 1990 Parents' Choice Award winner, Possum Come a-Knockin'. She lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

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