A Brand New Bug Book: WHAT’S BUGGING NURSE PENNY?: A STORY ABOUT LICE by Catherine Stier, illustrated by Suzanne Beaky

This just released picture book, dedicated to school nurses everywhere, offers both information and assurance about an all too common pest:

Nurse Penny is a fun and funky school nurse who wears honeybee earrings and a butterfly smock and carries a ladybug purse. But there’s one kind of bug she’d rather not have around. . .head lice! So she calls a special school assembly to talk about those pesky critters–what they look like, how to avoid them, and how to get rid of them. After all, lice can happen to anyone–even the school nurse!

An information note outlines facts about lice.

Kirkus calls this colorful picture book “entertaining” with “good instruction for prevention” and notes the “expressive and bright” illustrations by talented illustrator Suzanne Beaky.