Writing is like cooking, if you spill something, you should make it look like part of the act.
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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Stephanie's Ponytail

Author: Robert Munsch
Title: Stephanie’s Ponytail
Publishing information: Annick press, 1996, 4-8
Number of Pages: 24
Genre: picture book

Summary of Plot: Stephanie wants to do her hair differently, but when everyone at school sees her ponytail, they want one to, so the next bay everyone shows up with a ponytail. Everyday Stephanie does her hair differently, but everyone keeps copying her. Finally she tells everyone that she is shaving off all her hair. The next day when she arrives to school, everyone has shaved their head, except Stephanie, her hair is in a ponytail.
Your Reaction to the book: I thought that this book was funny. The pictures were entertaining, even the teacher and the boys try to copy Stephanie’s hair style.
Potential Problems: not everyone is going to get the same reaction as Stephanie got.
Recommendations: I think this is a great book for everyone.

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