Topsy and Tim have itchy heads ISBN: 9780140559224 (ppbk)
Adamson, Jean and Gareth
Published by: 
  • Puffin, 1996 (ISBN: 9780525690856 (hdbk))
  • (ISBN: 9780140559224 (ppbk))

No one notices Topsy and Tim's itchy heads until a letter from school tells of an outbreak of head lice. The children must use smelly lotion, which they hate, but when Topsy is found to have lice a second time, her mum finds a new method. Using lots of conditioner on Topsy's hair and a fine-toothed comb, she washes and combs the hair often over two weeks. A didactic story, but good information presented cheerfully.
Age: 4+