The Hair of Zoe Fleefenbacher Goes to School

Mom and Dad Fleefenbacher think their daughter Zoe’s hair is wild and beautiful. And for her kindergarten teacher, Zoe’s vivacious tresses were a comfort. But Zoe’s about to start first grade, and her new teacher doesn’t fool around….

“School has rules,” she says. “No wild hair in my class!”

So what are Zoe and her free-spirited hair going to do now?

With exuberance and humor to spare, Laurie Halse Anderson and Ard Hoyt, the New York Times bestselling author and illustrator, tease up a terrific tale of hairy hijinks, classroom chaos, and the importance of teachers and students learning to work together.

Anderson’s narrative sparkles with exuberant language and exaggerated humor.

—School Library Journal

Post a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

  • Zoe Footer

    Buy it from Indiebound!

    Reviews & Awards


    • New York Times Bestseller
    • National Horace Mann Upstanders Children’s Literature Award Honor Book
    • 2010 IRA/CBC Children’s Choice

    • “Anderson (Independent Dames) and Hoyt (Utterly Otterly Day) are comically sympathetic to the ways in which an unfortunate class placement can turn a school-age child's world upside down. But not to worry, by story's end, everyone's having a good hair day!” —Publishers Weekly
    • “Anderson's narrative sparkles with exuberant language and exaggerated humor. An imaginative and appealing back-to-school choice. ” — School Library Journal
    • The just-deadpan-enough text carries the visuals with ease—a well-coiffed winner.” — Kirkus
  • Join the Forest!

    Join the Forest!