David Shannon assures the reader that getting lice is nothing to be ashamed of, it just happens. He does acknowledge, however, that it is miserable and a pain to deal with. The story includes many informational footnotes about how lice have crept into our everyday language. Nitpicking anyone?
While reading his book, Mr. Shannon donned a giant louse on a headband because, even though lice are really small, when you have them, it feels like they have taken over your life!
I will be returning to Hicklebee's on Friday because another great author will be visiting. And there will be more great authors next week. Hicklebee's is the best!