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Mary's Hair

Written by Eoin Colfer

Part of the Little Gems Series

Key Stage 1 General Fiction

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One of our Dyslexia Friendly Books of the Year 2013 - Interest Age 5-8 Reading Age 6+      Best-selling Eoin Colfer’s Mary knows better than most about a bad hair day. Her hair is bad every day! Determined to improve on her horrible curly mop Mary takes matters into her own hands. Literally! The results are disastrous and Mum says she is never to cut her hair again. But Mum didn’t say she couldn’t dye it or perm it! Mary’s battle with her hair and the crafty solutions to her problems are hilarious.

About the Little Gems series: Little Gems are in a gorgeous new chunky format, with high-spec production including coloured endpapers and jacketed flaps with activities.  Additional features include high quality cream paper, Barrington Stoke font and illustrations on every page.  They are perfect for 5-8's and with a reading age of 6+, these quality stories promote good reading practice for all newly independent readers.  They are also suited to children of 7-10, reading below this leve and to dyslexic or reluctant readers.

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Mary's Hair Synopsis

Mary loathes her big, curly, bushy hair and so she chops it all off...and she looks fantastic! Well, at least she thinks so. But her mammy is not convinced and forbids her from ever cutting her own hair again. But she didn't say anything about anyone else...A brilliant laugh-out-loud Little Gem about a not-so-brilliant hairdresser and one very unfortunate dog! High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.

Horrid Henry meets Mrs Doyle in this riotous comedy from Irish Laureate Eoin Colfer - now with full colour artwork.

High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781125106
Publication date: 1st July 2015
Author: Eoin Colfer
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 96 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 1
Topics: General Fiction

About Eoin Colfer

Both Eoin Colfer’s parents were teachers and young Eoin was taught by his dad Billy at Wexford’s Christian Brothers primary. Eoin remembers his dad’s presence in school as “witty…[he] made school fun.” Colfer junior’s first attempt at serious writing came in the sixth grade. “I wrote a play for the class about Norse Gods. Everyone died in the end except me.” Eoin followed in his parents’ footsteps and trained to be a teacher but his writing didn't stop ...

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