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Maggie McNair Has Spiders in Her Hair Hardcover – August 1, 2010


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: SBA Books; 1 edition (August 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780971140455
  • ISBN-13: 978-0971140455
  • ASIN: 0971140456
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #688,963 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Parents and children alike will find pleasure in reading Sheila Booth-Alberstadt's charming story, Maggie McNair Has Spiders in Her Hair. The book captivates readers of all ages with its consistent rhyme scheme that creates a catchy rhythm when read aloud. The contagious beat of each line keeps one captivated with the plot, which is combined with the rhythm to produce a composition similar to that of an authentic Mother Goose nursery rhyme. The book becomes independent of most categorizations, though, because of the quirky twist Booth-Alberstadt places on a lesson in daily cleanliness. I would recommend this book as a canonical read for all young children. The plot becomes a lesson about brushing one's hair and remembering, in general, to take care of one's body. It strives to teach children how to take care of themselves, regardless of their current situation in life. It is important to take care of your body in order to live a healthy life. Booth-Alberstadt clearly provides her audience with a comical approach to this every day chore." --Lee Ann Kelley, English Professor, Faulkner State College<br /><br />"Fun to read to the kids and fun for them to read themselves. Bright and colorful illustrations drive the pace of a charming story that keeps you wanting to know what's going to happen." --Gulf Publishing Company, Inc.<br /><br />"Maggie McNair Has Spiders in Her Hair is the book every mother needs at that certain age in their daughter's life when the battle of the brush begins. Entertaining and delightful at every turn!" --Lee McCaskill, author of Do Boogers Have Calories?

"Fun to read to the kids and fun for them to read themselves. Bright and colorful illustrations drive the pace of a charming story that keeps you wanting to know what's going to happen." --Gulf Publishing Company, Inc.

"Maggie McNair Has Spiders in Her Hair is the book every mother needs at that certain age in their daughter's life when the battle of the brush begins. Entertaining and delightful at every turn!" --Lee McCaskill, author of Do Boogers Have Calories?

About the Author

Sheila Booth-Alberstadt was born in Kristiansund, Norway, raised in Vero Beach, Florida, educated in Massachusetts and now lives in Fairhope, Alabama with her husband, Stephen Alberstadt and children, Signe, Sam, Saxon, Saylor, Payton & Logan. Sheila started Booth-Alberstadt insurance agency/Farmers Insurance Group, located in Daphne, Alabama in 1997. After the birth of her third child, she decided to stay home and her husband took over the agency. She home schooled for several years until the birth of her fourth child. She now spends much of her spare time writing books and providing her family a happy home. Sheila has been a hospice volunteer since 1997 and also recruited her two oldest children to experience the gift of giving. "It's a beautiful experience to hold the hands of a complete stranger, with hope in providing comfort through emotion, touch or prayer, before making their final journey. Being a hospice volunteer has truly helped me appreciate LIFE." Her favorite interests are capturing memories through photography and writing self-help books geared for both children and adults. "I feel that being a child is more difficult than being an adult. My goal is to create a series of self-help books designed to give encouragement and direction when dealing with our everyday issues in life...and to leave a powerful message of HOPE."

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Sheila Booth-Alberstadt was born in Kristiansund, Norway, raised in Vero Beach, Florida, educated in Massachusetts and now lives in Fairhope, Alabama with her husband, Stephen Alberstadt and children, Signe, Sam, Saxon, and Saylor.

Sheila Booth-Alberstadt has a calling to write children's book with purpose--books that deliver a message to both the adult and the child. She's written children's books that tackle grief and other sensitive topics as part of her mission to create children's books that portray untold stories of the thousands of children who suffer in dysfunctional environments. In her own words, "Children need characters they can relate to, messages that will bring comfort and hope, and stories that will instill positive behavior. As a newfound publisher, this is my ultimate destination." With the Maggie McNair series, the author carries on this goal to touch on topics that are common, everyday occurrences in life, including hygiene issues and manners--lessons best learned early in life.Inspired by her own children's aversion to baths, brushing teeth, cleaning their rooms, and more, Sheila Booth-Alberstadt crafted the character of Maggie McNair. The books essentially remove parents' "nagging" and shift it into another character, which allows the child who is reading them or to whom they're being read to relate. We tell our children all sorts of stories and folklore to encourage good behaviors, so why not tell them there are spider homes in knots, stink bug parties, and bug houses in their teeth? The big difference is they just might be!

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tania on August 9, 2010
Format: Hardcover
This is such a fun read- for both the children listening, and the adults reading it! The illustrations are captivating too - we always stop and look for all the little details to be found. A great lesson packaged in a fun read!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Joseph T. Reeves on March 11, 2010
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Recently purchased this book for my 3 1/2 year old granddaughter. After the first reading with her mother, she asked her Mom to call me so she could "read" it to me. She absolutely loved it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mary Davis on May 11, 2011
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One of my Great-grandaughters had a copy of this book & loved it so much that I was inspired to buy it for another Great-grandaughter that has tangles in her hair & she loved it too!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on July 20, 2010
Format: Hardcover
"Maggie McNair Has Spiders in Her Hair" is a book about a girl who did not want to brush her hair. Guess what happened? Hundreds of spiders lived in her hair! She still didn't care! Her mother despaired! Maggie, beware of those hundreds of spiders in your hair! What finally opens her eyes is not parental despair, tantrums not rare (unfortunately), or sleeping with spiders in hair, it's the ITCHING that's there, because of the spiders in her hair! Now Maggie the fair has learned the wisdom of brushing her hair, no spiders live there! Taking care of yourself and brushing your hair is the best possible repair! So parents of kids with aversions to care (specifically brushing hair), take heed and take heart. Maggie McNair will be there to help teach your daughter or son their own special part of self-care! "Maggie McNair Has Spiders in Her Hair" is appropriate for all ages who need hair care skills review and improvement! The humorous rhyming text and wonderful colored illustrations of spiders living cozily help to keep the laughter coming and the pages turning.
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By Loretta Duty on April 23, 2014
Format: Hardcover
I work with a group of SPED children in grades K through third grade. They love this book. They find the pictures most interesting.
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My daughter has naturally curly hair that is thick and pone to knots. She really doesn't like fixing or brushing her hair. After getting and reading this book along with a "wet brush" she is now better about fixing and brushing her hair. Pretty cute book. This is not a board book thought so if you have a little one just be careful about the pages or they will get ripped. My girl is 3 1/2 so she's ok with the pages for the most part. Sometimes she will try to rip it just to giggle at the sound of the page ripping but she is getting better the closer she gets to turning 4.
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By Marcie on June 1, 2013
Format: Hardcover
Maggie McNair makes teaching personal hygiene fun and engaging! As a teacher and a parent it is helpful to have a book that children love. This will definitely be a book that we enjoy reading over and over again.
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By cnichols on May 30, 2013
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My daughter hated brushing her hair until Maggie McNair came home with me. Now instead of chasing her around the house, begging her to let me brush her hair, she brings me the brush and asks to get the spiders out. What a wonderful way to keep the kids in good hygiene practices! Love reading it over and over!
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