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“The Girl Who Wouldn’t Brush Her Hair” is a cautionary tale against parents squashing their children’s individuality. (Submitted photo)

BOOKS: A girl who refuses to brush her hair soon gets 'a petting zoo on her head'

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By Jean Patrick

Republic Book Columnist

There once was a girl with wavy, bear-brown hair. But after her bath, there was something she’d never do.


“The Girl Who Wouldn’t Brush Her Hair,” by Kate Bernheimer, is a unique story about a girl and the mice who take up residence on top of her head.

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