There's A Hair in My Dirt!

There's A Hair in My Dirt!

A Worm's Story

Graphic Novel - 1998
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Baker & Taylor
Presents a fable about a whiny young worm who finds a hair in his dirt and whose father teaches him about the reality of a worm's existence by relating the story of a nature-loving woman and her dauntless walk through the woods

Blackwell North Amer

Once upon a time, in a place far away, lived a man named Gary Larson who used to draw cartoons. It was a cartoon that appeared for many years in daily newspapers and was loved by millions. (And was confusing to millions more.) But one day he stopped.

Gary went into hiding. He made a couple of short films. He played his guitar. He threw sticks for his dogs. They threw some back.

Yet Gary was restless. He couldn't sleep nights. Something haunted him. (Besides Gramps.) Something that would return him to his roots in biology, drawing and dementia -- a tale called There's a Hair in My Dirt! A Worm's Story.

It begins a few inches underground, when a young worm, during a typical family dinner, discovers there's a hair in his plate of dirt. He becomes rather upset, not just about his tainted meal but about his entire miserable, wormy life. This, in turn, spurs his father to tell him a story -- a story to inspire the children of invertebrates everywhere...

Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins, c1998
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060191047
Branch Call Number: GN LARSON
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Alternative Title: There is a hair in my dirt!


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Mar 19, 2013

Biologist, Gary Larson, takes an organic and earthy approach to Gaia hypothesis in this insightful piece of well crafted, elegant, literature. Concerns about the misunderstanding of the natural world coupled together with the impact of invasive species on environments is displayed gracefully with just the right amount of poetic justice throughout this sophisticated essay. This is a children's book that is not for children living under a veil.

Jul 22, 2010

I read it in my Dentist's office and love the message. It is a fun but serious book.

Oct 09, 2008

Larson expands on an idea with glee. This looks like it was meant to be adapted for the small screen, it just flows so nicely. Watch for "Far Side" inspired images.


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STARR BROWN Aug 03, 2016

Frightening or Intense Scenes: this book use to crip my little boy out when we was younger


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