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What's Bugging Nurse Penny?

A Story about Lice

Catherine Stier, Suzanne Beaky (Illustrator)


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Nurse Penny is a fun and funky school nurse who wears honeybee earrings and a butterfly smock and carries a ladybug purse. But there's one kind of bug she'd rather not have around. . .head lice! So she calls a special school assembly to talk about those pesky critters—what they look like, how to avoid them, and how to get rid of them. After all, lice can happen to anyone—even the school nurse!

Albert Whitman & Company, 9780807588031, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2013

About the Author

Catherine Stier has worked as a professional writer for more than sixteen years, and has published hundreds of articles and stories. She is the author of If I Were President, If I Ran for President, and Barnaby and the Bedbug Detective. She lives in San Antonio, Texas, with her husband and two children. Her website is

Suzanne Beaky is the illustrator of the Hailey Twitch chapter book series and other books for kids. She lives in Huntington, Pennsylvania, with her husband, Matthew, and their cats, Coo Coo and Yum Yum. Her website is