He graduated from Fordham University in 1969 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and from Boston University in 1971 with a Master of Arts degree in anthropology. 1 Appearance 2 Character 3 Appearances 4 Trivia 5 Gallery Kim has dark blonde hair which she always wears in a ponytail with a cheerleader outfit consisting of a white sweater, blue skirt and black and white sneakers, which her outfit is the same attire as 12 years ago, when she was a teenager. Again, the kids say it’s ugly – Ugly! > Does anyone have some activities etc. Stephanie was the first one to wear a ponytail to school and everyone at school made a comment that it was ugly. Get Out of Bed! … Stephanie Is the first and only person in her class to wear a ponytail, all of the other students in the class teased her for it and called it ugly. I love this author,he really has some really funny kids stories, it reminds me of the stories my Grandpa use to tell me as a child. I surprised Stephanie by just showing up one day at her school to give her copies of Stephanie’s Ponytail. I do wonder why they copied the style if they thought it was ugly. But then all of the other girls started to copy her and began wearing ponytails to school. Read Stephanie's Ponytail to find out what happens. Stephanie asks her mom to style her ponytail in various ways. Kimberly 'Kim' Latchkey is the wife of Karl Latchkey and the mother of Doughy Latchkey. Summary: Stephanie wants to stand out at school, so she has her mom fashion her hair in a simple ponytail. Everyone is copying Stephanie’s ponytail! And who the hell is this Stephanie girl that teachers, boys and girls, everyone tries to copy? for Stephanie's > Ponytail by Robert Munsch? Ugly! One of the kids who asked to be in a story was named Stephanie. The next day all of the boys and girls including the teachers did the same type of ponytail. Make the story even more exciting by adding a fun craft where students get to "copy" Stephanie by choosing where the ponytail goes! Oct 24, 2015 - Take a navigated journey through a picture book! Stephanies Ponytail. She shows up with a ponytail in the back and everyone tells her it's ugly and the next day they are all doing the same thing. By 1996 the Ponytail story was getting really good. The only thing, she makes her teacher and classmates look pretty stupid. I think that if Stephanie said that was how she wanted her hair her mom should have just supported her, no questions asked. When everyone starts copying what Stephanie does, she asserts herself one last time with hilarious results. Then one day Stephanie had it enough with the copycats and she tells them she will shave her head. - are copying Stephanie. Stephanie's Ponytail is a lighthearted and fun book that does just that. Stephanie's Ponytail by Robert Munsch is a hilarious book! No matter which way she wears it, the list of copycats keeps growing. With true Munsch flair, each of Stephanie’s ponytails is more outrageous than the last, while the cast of copycats grows a. Durham is a little farm town about an hour away from where I live. This story emphasizes that society will have negative comments and hate on other people around them for doing things that are different than what everyone else is doing. Stephanie’s Ponytail came about in 1992 because a friend, Craig Corbett, who was a student teacher, asked me to come to his class and tell stories. She changes up her hairstyles to be different and wears many different types of ponytails. Because of how funny it is, young children will enjoy the lessons that are being taught. Stephanie's Ponytail by Robert Munsch is a hilarious book! Stephanie’s Ponytail by Robert Munsch and illustrated by Michael Martchenko, As an contemporary realistic fiction book this appropriate for all ages but geared toward ages seven through thirteen years old, especially girls. The loud, unanimous comment from her classmates is: “Ugly, ugly, very ugly.” Steadfast, when all the girls have copied her ponytail, she resolves to try a new style. Ugly! I model writing in response At first she is made fun of but them her style is soon copied by other students. Although it does send the message that it sucks to be copied, it also sends the message that sometimes the weird things are the things that people will want and you can be popular because of it. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The illustrations are colorful and cartoonish. With true Munsch flair, each of Stephanie’s ponytails is more outrageous than the last, while the cast of copycats grows and grows. I had found that it even worked when I told it in High Schools and Universities and I decided to make it into a book. Stephanie’s ponytail was about a girl named Stephanie and all of the students at school that said “ugly, ugly, very ugly”. Is she the most beautiful person in the world because it doesn't like like that to m. What a stupid ass book. Get ready for some out-of-this-world reading and some insane near-realities with the science fiction and fantasy books that are catching the... None of the kids in her class wear a ponytail, so Stephanie decides she must have one. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It is such a beautiful message. Stephanie asks her mom to style her ponytail in various ways. Growing up, Stephanie considered her childhood as "uninteresting". theme: summery: In the begining of this book stephanie dose not like everyone is copying her hair style.she start wearing her hair in diffrent styles but they are still copying her. While I was there I tried making up some new stories. To her surprise, everyone in school has copied her hairstyle! Steadfast, when all the girls have copied her ponytail, she resolves to try a new style. I like how it shows Stephanie wanting to be different and unique instead of being the same as everyone. I love Munsch's sense of humor! I LOOOOOOOVED this book! When I got called to the principals office I thought I was in trouble!”. I use Stephanie's Ponytail to teach character traits to grades 1-3. So Stephanie then has it come out of the side with the same result. My kids have always loved it because my name is Stephanie, but it is also such a funny book about dealing with copycats. PreK-K, 1-2 L. Genre. Our girls really enjoyed this book and laughed often at the absurdity of everyone copying Stephanie's hairstyle. by Annick Press. © 2021 Robert Munsch Site by Barking Dog Studios. should read this book because it gives the message that it is okay to be yourself! Another twist on this that I loved was that Stephanie didn't want to be popular, she did it because it made HER happy, which is the most important thing! Welcome back. When I got home I wrote it down and sent a copy to Stephanie. I think all young girls ( and even boys!) Tomorrow I’m going to shave my head because my daughter said she is going to!!! She moves it to the side, to the top of her head, even right in front of her face, but they still keep copying her. Her teacher, Mrs. Munro, gave her the letter and Stephanie sent me a picture of herself with a ponytail coming right out of the top of her head. She likes her ponytail, and she will not let the opinion of others make her miserable. Stephanie's classmates begin to copy her hairstyle in this amusing picture-book romp from Canadian author/illustrator team Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko. We have new and used copies available, in 6 editions - starting at $0.99. It sends the message that it is okay to be unique and yourself! None of the kids in her class wear a ponytail, so Stephanie decides she must have one. Those Seeking Picture-Books About Conformity vs. Individuality. Stephanie's Ponytail. Short and light, fine even for pre-school children imo. Ha! This book would be amazing for story time in a young classroom. Everyone is copying Stephanie’s ponytail! It sends the message that it is okay to be unique and yourself! Stephanie, a young schoolgirl, decides to wear her hair in a ponytail because nobody else does so. I gave it to my niece Stephanie when she was little. For purposes of example, Stephanie's Ponytail by Robert Munsch has been used in this lesson. And there's nothing ugly about a ponytail unless you have a deformed head or something. Stephanie is a trend setter at her school. But when Stephanie declares her next hair style, she tries to shake all of her followers loose. Strange: In the story, Stephanie’s mom thought that it was strange that she would want a ponytail coming out of the side of her head, instead of out of the back. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Stephanie Is the first and only person in her class to wear a ponytail, all of the other students in the class teased her for it and called it ugly. If you can't hear the book, click the Download File button to save a copy on your computer. Straight out of the back. Each time everybody at school teases her about her new ponytail, but when Stephanie continues to wear it that way and feel confident, they start to copy her and change their hairdos to be like her. Could have been blech in heavy-handedness, but since the humor is based on exaggeration, it's ridiculously funny. But, the next day they all have a ponytail coming out the side. So much fun as a read aloud with a group of kids. Is she the most beautiful person in the world because it doesn't like like that to me. Although it does send the message that it sucks to be copied, it also sends the message that sometimes the weird things are the things that people will want and you can be popular because of it. However, Stephanie is happy with her ponytail and does not care what the other students think. Stephanie said it’s my pony tail and I like it. She changes up her hairstyles to be different and wears many different types of ponytails. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and studied to be a Jesuit priest before deciding to work with children instead. a. She keeps moving her pony around until she blows a lid and tells everyone she is coming to school the next day with her head shaved. Who knows, maybe they needed the lesson! The loud, unanimous comment from her classmates is: “Ugly, ugly, very ugly.” Steadfast, when all the girls have copied her ponytail, she resolves to try a new style. My students LOVE this read aloud! This is my favorite story about copycats! What a stupid ass book. This story emphasizes that society will have negative comments and hate on other people around them for doing things that are different than what everyone else is doing but eventually they start to like the things they once hated and made fun of other people for. And what kid would hate it to your face one day and then copy you the next? Another twist on this that I loved was that Stephanie didn't want to be popular, she did it because it made HER happy, which is the most important thing! Another laugh-out-loud book from the author of The Paper Bag Princess! Kids do it...immature grown ups still do it. Robert Munsch shared a hidden message within the children's story book "Stephanie's Ponytail" through a specific situation that a child may face. The moral of which story is if you care about something, take action to protect it? When she wears it at the top, so do they. Students can really take a lot from it. But will they continue to do so, when she tells them she intends to shave her head...? Students can really take a lot from it. This was a lot of fun. This book is amazing funny. From a strong woman’s voice, the issues of peer pressure is brought up. To Stephanie’s surprise, though, some of her classmates copy her ponytail and in order to remain unique, she must try some new styles. This leads Stephanie to change her hair everyday attempting to dodge the copycats, leading the school to make some interesting hair choices. A great lesson about the perils of peer pressure. There are a couple of funny parts in this book. When she comes to school and her classmates see it, they all yell, “Ugly, ugly, ugly!” But Stephanie doesn’t care. A newly designed Classic Munsch picture book introduces this tale of trend-setting hairdos to a young generation of readers. It opens a door to discuss how people can criticize but secretly want to be different too. The main character, Stephanie, wants to standout with the most outrages hair styles. I hadn't read it before. Author Studies Daily 5 Funny Stories Ponytail Authors Illustrators Tube English Books. Okay, this book is pretty darn cute! I thoroughly enjoyed reading "Stephanie's Ponytail" for this little girl, the main character in this children's book, had a mind of her own and was not afraid to let it be known. THE MORAL OF THE STORY: Always march to the beat of your own drum. Stephanie is the first person in her class to wear her hair in a ponytail. To see what your friends thought of this book. This book left me with a smile on my face because she managed to trick them. And what kid would hate it to your face one day and then copy you the next? I thought it was funny when the teachers even copied the hairstyle. Stephanie tried different hairstyle and the copycats grew more. He taught in a variety of nursery schools and daycare centers while he earned an MA in Early Childhood Education. Read this to anyone who is easily swayed by peer pressure! Use this reading response map as your guide through Robert Munsch's Stephanie's Ponytail. and everyone needs to know that!! Buy Stephanie's Ponytail by Robert Munsch online at Alibris. The type of text that works best has the following characteristics: It is short (e.g., a picture book, short story, or feature article) It includes a meaningful theme or topic that will lead to conversation; This book can teach the lesson of peer pressure trying to fit in with the rest of the school and how it backfired them. Stephanie proves to be very clever, but I did find her insistence of being unique as ripe for discussion as her classmates and teacher who wanted to copy her hairstyle. When Stephanie comes to school with her hair in a ponytail, all the other students told her that her ponytail looked ugly. Stephanie Foamwire (later -Putty) was born in the spring of May 1976 to a 40-year-old spinster named Gladys Foamwire. Then one day Stephanie had it enough with the copycats and she tells them she will shave her head. 2019: I'm coming back to up my rating. With true Munsch flair, each of Stephanie’s ponytails is more outrageous than the last, while the cast of copycats grows a. We’d love your help. None of the kids in her class wear a ponytail, so Stephanie decides she must have one. The theme of this book is independence and peer pressure. Editions. Stephanie becomes annoyed when all the students at her school copy her hairstyle. I don’t even remember what other stories I made up that day, but the class really liked the Ponytail story and I decided it was a good one. Each time everybody at school teases her about her new ponytail, but when Stephanie continues to wear it that way and feel confident, they start to copy her and change their hairdos to be like her. And there's nothing ugly about a ponytail unless you have a deformed head or something. But then all of the other girls started to copy her and began wearing ponytails to school. 13 Total Resources View Text Complexity Discover Like Books Meet-the-Author Movie; Name Pronunciation with Michael Martchenko; Name Pronunciation with Robert Munsch; Grade; PK-2; Genre; Humor; Beginning Reader Stephanie becomes annoyed when all the students at her school copy her hairstyle. Like what guy is like, "I just love your hair and I'm getting it done tomorrow"? So I went to the school in Durham, Ontario where he was teaching. This book is amazing funny. Stephanie's Ponytail is a lighthearted and fun book that does just that. Robert Munsch is the author of more than 25 books for children including The Paper Bag Princes and Stephanie's Ponytail. Grades. But, when she gets to school, everyone tells her it's ugly and she should change; however, Stephanie doesn't care and wears her hair in a ponytail to school the next day. Durham is a little farm town about an hour away from where I live. When her classmates see her new hairdo, they call it “ugly, very ugly.”. Stephanie’s Ponytail by Robert Munsch Student Objective: Students will demonstrate understanding by asking and answering who, what, where, when, why and how questions. The theme of this book is independence and peer. She became an atheist because she didn't want to go through what her mother went through (her mother was obsessed with god, and became very religious). This book is labelled "Classic Munsch", but as it came out in 1996, it's a little after my time. I used to read this book to my kids all the time when they were little. Everyone at school including the teachers had shaved their head and Stephanie was the only one with a ponytail. nonconformists and conformists, for different reasons. I love Stephanie's independence, and how her parents don't do much to discourage her from her wacky ponytails. When she wears her ponytail at the back, so do they. My 17-year-old and I were just remembering it fondly. Since when do girl's trends influence straight men? Stephanie's classmates and even her teacher really are a "bunch of brainless copycats." It's one of his mom's nostalgic childhood authors. All the girls make fun of her and tell her it's ugly, ugly,ugly. Thanks, Beth for lending your head of hair and doing this one with me. This is a fun and silly book that emphasizes individuality and being secure with your own choices, your own tastes. As an contemporary realistic fiction book this appropriate for all ages but geared toward ages seven through thirteen years old, especially girls. This story was great for teaching children to be their own person, I would highly recommend this story to parents for their children. Flipbook is also included to write about story elements:*Character/Setting* Everyone at school including the teachers had shaved their head and Stephanie was the only. Stephanie’s Ponytail came about in 1992 because a friend, Craig Corbett, who was a student teacher, asked me to come to his class and tell stories.. Stephanie doesn’t want to look like all the other kids at school, so she asks her mum for a ponytail coming out the side of her head. The Character Stephanie portrays a very stubborn but independent girl who teaches a lesson that everyone should be their own person no matter what society thinks, and to be original as well as to stay true to yourself. My four-year-old keeps quoting from and mentioning this book; it obviously made an impression on him. May 1st 1996 STEPHANIE’S PONYTAIL BY: Robert Munsch Stephanie’s friends, and even her teacher, start copying how she wears her ponytail. She did not fear being different from everyone else around her, she wanted to be her own person. The only part that I didn't like about this book was that the mom was always asking Stephanie if she was sure that was how she wanted her hair. This was a gift to my nephew, Scott, from my husband and I. Stephanie is a strong girl who refuses to do what others want of her. Stephanie's Ponytail book. at the end stephanie said she was going to cut all her hair off and ended up she did not and the The loud, unanimous comment from her classmates is: "Ugly, ugly, very ugly." Stephanie’s Ponytail; Something Good; Smelly Socks; Show and Tell; The Sandcastle Contest; Ribbon Rescue; Purple, Green and Yellow; A Promise is a Promise; The Paper Bag Princess; Playhouse; PIGS; More Pies! Stephanie, a fiercely independent child, has her mother create several creative ponytails for her as a way of setting herself apart from the other students in her school. Refresh and try again. At first she is made fun of but them her style is soon copied by other students. Start by marking “Stephanie's Ponytail” as Want to Read: Error rating book. A lesson about pulling ppl's ponytails and calling them ugly that will stick with you. This time the boys even managed to copy her style too. And who the hell is this Stephanie girl that teachers, boys and girls, everyone tries to copy? Shop now. I wanna scream, “Be your own self!” Must read! Get this from a library! I'm placing an order so we can have a copy of our own! She said, “Never do that again. A Ponytail coming out the side. Stephanie's Ponytail by Michael Martchenko and Robert Munsch. The next day all the girls had a ponytail so Stephanie tried a new hairstyle. 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