by Robert Munsch

It's Saturday morning and Ashley just wants to go outside and play. Who cares if her hair is messy? Mom does! Ashley hates it when her mom puts braids in her hair. It looks nice when it's done, but she has to sit still for hours while her mom brushes and pulls and braids: back and forth, up and down, round and round. It takes all day, and Ashley never has time to do anything fun. That is, until Grandma comes for a visit, and they decide that it's time to braid Mom’s hair! This story will appeal to every kid who hates it when Mom or Dad fusses over their appearance!

Robert Munsch Author Biography

While Robert Munsch has countless fans across North America (he receives about 10,000 letters a year!) his books are also popular around the world. They have been translated into over 20 languages, from Arabic to Swedish, including several First Nations languages.  Robert Munsch has received many awards for his work as an author and storyteller. He has a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame, the Order of Canada, and a school named in his honour! Robert Munsch was even once a kid himself. He grew up in a large family in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Now that he’s grown up and has (grown-up) kids of his own, he lives with his wife in Guelph, Ontario, where you can often find him on long walks with his dog.

Dave Whamond Illustrator Biography

Dave Whamond has been a writer and illustrator for as long as he can remember. When he was a kid, he filled books with stories and illustrations, and his parents would get giant rolls of newsprint and tape long sections up in the hallway. Dave would fill them up and his parents would put up a fresh piece and he would start all over again. Kind of like what he does now. Dave lives in Calgary, Alberta, with his wife, two kids and very enthusiastic dog. He considers himself the luckiest person in the world as every day he gets to wake up and do exactly what he loves for a living. Things have turned out pretty well in Dave's life, but he still can't snap his fingers for the life of him.