Franny B Kranny, There's a Bird in Your Hair has always been a favorite on our bookshelf and I'm so glad we're getting to feature it!
A feisty redhead, colorful illustrations and a memorable story make this a fantastic picture book you'll absolutely adore!
Franny B. Kranny, There's a Bird in Your Hair! is the kind of book that you'll enjoy each time you read it!
The title tells it all and it makes for a hilarious read-aloud or read alone!
Franny B. Kranny loves her long, curly and extremely frizzy red hair so much that she doesn't want to get it cut, despite her parents' and sister's constant efforts to get her to do so.
Even though Franny's hair gets caught in the fridge, snags on buttons, and is quite the trip to comb through, well, Franny just can't bear the thought of that changing!
When Franny's family has to attend a reunion, though, her mother takes her to the salon and Franny finds herself with a new 'do whether she likes it or not!
Initially not thrilled at this prospect, Franny has a change of heart after an unexpected visitor has her looking at things with a "bird's eye view" of the situation!
Prepare to be amused by Franny, her sister and their entire family throughout this fun picture book!
Endlessly entertaining, Franny B Kranny is filled with fun illustrations and an unusual cast of characters, not to mention the 'fabulous' hairstyles!
The colorful, whimsical illustrations and cover art really bring the tale to life! From start to finish, Franny B Kranny's crazy hair adventures will make you laugh!
At the time of publishing this post, this book is still available through both libraries and online booksellers. It's worth the effort of finding and adding to your bookshelf!
You'll definitely be smiling at the outcome of this sweet story and keeping an eye out for feathered friends the next time you get a new hairdo!
Fun Extras to go along with Franny B Kranny, There's a Bird in Your Hair!
1. Decorate a Bird House!
Franny becomes a fan of birds by the end of her book, and we love them too! Decorate your own birdhouse and display it to give some bird-inspired fun!
2. Try a New' do!
Franny's adventures all started with a new hairstyle, and while you might not have a bird take notice, you'll have lots of fun trying out a few new hairstyles!
Whether it's Dutch braids, an elaborate twist, or a dramatic high bun, there are plenty to choose from!
Visit here for some great hair tutorials that are easy to follow along with! Here's one adorable idea!
Spend an afternoon learning a style that'll add some excitment to your look and be sure to snap some photos!
3. Add Some Flair to Your Hair with These DIYs!
Not sure you want to test run a bun? Add some pizazz with a pretty hair accessory or two!
Make your own with a plain headband, and add ribbon, mini craft store flowers, or some sparkle of your choice to make a fun fashion statement! or try one of these!
Create your Own Chic Clips!
I've made my own clips inspired by these, which are so cute to wear and craft!
DIY You Own Stylish Scrunchie! Who doesn't love a cute scrunchie for their hair? Here's how to make one yourself-so easy and super fun!
4. Create Your Own Newspaper Headline
Fanny creates quite the news-worthy splash with a bird in her hair- but you don't need to have a feathered friend handy to make your own personal headline!
See below for the example I had fun creating!
Come up with a fun topic -such as someone's birthday, snap a photo, write a catchy headline and Voila'! you're done!
Here is one great site to have fun making a news flyer on!
Display it in your house where you and your family can see it!
5. Bird Watching
Fanny loved her feathered friends! If you're interested in getting to know the feathered friends you see better, try bird watching! Grab a pair of binoculars, a guide to birds and happy watching!
Want to make it official? Become a member of Project FeederWatch here and make it count!
6. Make Your Own Hair Accessories Organizer!
This is such an adorable solution to corralling all those hair accessories laying around!
Using simple materials and pretty embellishments, create an organizer that's as lovely to look at as it is to use!
Here's how to DIY one today!
Acrylic paint of choice
Assorted Ribbons of choice
Step One: Paint your canvas with color(s) of choice and let dry.
Step Two: Measure the length of your canvas.
Step Three: Cut your ribbons to fit the canvas with an extra 2-3 inches on each end to ensure the ribbons will wrap slightly around the back.
Step Four: Wrap ribbon around the front of the canvas vertically and staple into place on the back frame. Repeat with the remaining ribbons.
Step Five: Take a sturdy ribbon and staple the ends to the back of the canvas , to create your Hair Organizer handle/hanger.