Ruthie Bon Bair: Do Not Go To Bed With Wringing Wet Hair


Illustrated by Bruce Whatley

Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2006

ISBN-10: 0810954702

ISBN-13: 978-0810954700

Susan Lubner
children’s book author
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“Propelled forward by jaunty, rhyming couplets,

this campy cautionary tale makes a fun read-aloud.”

School Library Journal

Ruthie Bon Bair received the award for most humorous!

In the middle of winter

    in a tucked away town,

Where the snow never

    seemed to stop coming down,

In a mountain-sized house

    the color of sky,

Lived a girl with thick hair

that took too long to dry.

When a spirited little girl named Ruthie Bon Bair refuses to dry her wet hair before bedtime, she is plagued by an unusual host of difficulties—plants and flowers and other outrageous items begin to sprout from her scalp! As her condition escalates, Ruthie and friends attempt to control the growing vegetation in her hair, but not without some surprising, and hilarious, results. . . .

"Manager's Pick"

—Barnes and Noble


“Laughed through the first reading and roared through the second… We'll be reading this a lot, no doubt. P-E-R-F-E-C-T for sharing out loud!

The Reading Tub, April 2007


“Special books that we feel should be bestsellers…”

—A Square Book Junior pick of the month



“Propelled forward by jaunty, rhyming couplets, this campy cautionary tale makes a fun read-aloud.”

—School Library Journal

    Linda Ludke, London Public Library, Ontario, Canada



“Susan Lubner has written another charming children’s book”

—Worcester Telegram and Gazette

    Pamela Sachs



First Place Winner

Children’s Picture Book contest

—Byline Magazine



a note about the book:

When I finished writing the story, I submitted it to Byline Magazine a magazine for writers. They were having a contest for the best children’s story. I was so happy to find out a few months later that Ruthie Bon Bair: Do Not Go To Bed With Wringing Wet Hair had won First Place! The day I found out that Ruthie had won first place in that writing contest, I also found out that Abrams was going to publish my first picture book (Noises at Night). Two really exciting things on the same day! It was a very good day for me! Several months after all this, more good news… Abrams wanted to publish my Ruthie story! I was so happy to learn that Bruce Whatley would be illustrating this book too.  
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a note about the book:

When I finished writing the story, I submitted it to Byline Magazine a magazine for writers. They were having a contest for the best children’s story. I was so happy to find out a few months later that Ruthie Bon Bair: Do Not Go To Bed With Wringing Wet Hair had won First Place! The day I found out that Ruthie had won first place in that writing contest, I also found out that Abrams was going to publish my first picture book (Noises at Night). Two really exciting things on the same day! It was a very good day for me! Several months after all this, more good news… Abrams wanted to publish my Ruthie story! I was so happy to learn that Bruce Whatley would be illustrating this book too.  
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