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A Snake in My Hair
By: Emma Petty Beals
About the Book
A Snake in My Hair is one of author Emma Petty Beals’s favorite funny stories to tell from her childhood on the farm.
Anytime Emma goes to milk her family’s cows, Honey and Buttercup, Honey always puts up a fight. One day, while Honey is being especially difficult underneath a cedar tree, they both get a scare when a snake falls out the tree—and into Emma’s hair!
About the Author
Emma Petty Beals grew up on a small farm in Flippin, Arkansas. Being the second oldest of five siblings, she had many chores to complete each day. She always had a fear of snakes, poisonous or not! Her dad taught her how to tell the difference between the two, but she was always fearful of any that crossed her path.
Beals graduated from Indiana State University with a master’s degree in education and taught for many years in schools in Indiana. Every year her students enjoyed her many stories from her childhood experiences. The stories about snakes were always their favorites. In many cases, she used these stories as a teaching moment to share a life lesson with her students.
About the Illustrator
Daelyn Stanifer’s artistic ability became obvious at a very early age. Her creativity is exceptional and covers a broad range of interests and styles. She makes the characters come alive in A Snake in My Hair which draws the reader into the story.
Daelyn is a sophomore in High School and lives in Prescott, Arizona.
(2020, hardback, 30 pages)