Bernard’s Bad Hair Day

One morning not so long ago
Something strange happened, do you know
The story of Bernard the sleepy head?
Who loved and loved to stay in bed
Open your ears and be aware
This is the tale of Bernard…and his hair.

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“Wake up Bernard,” Mum loudly said.
Bernard shook his sleepy head
He turned over and started to snore
For Bernard getting up was a chore
Bed is comfy, warm and cozy
And Bernard is lazy, idle and dozy.

“Breakfast time Bernard.” yelled Mum.
She knew Bernard and wasn’t dumb
Bernard groaned and opened an eye
He didn’t move, just continued to lie
What is that he feels stirring
Can he hear the kitten purring?

Kim's Story

 At last Bernard crawls out of bed
He rubs his eyes and shakes his head
Something feels different, what’s the matter?
He goes to the bathroom with a clatter
Bernard can’t believe what he is seeing
His massive hair touches the ceiling!

Bernard struggles to put on his clothes
It doesn’t help he can’t see his toes
He shakes his head and touches his locks
Morning is not a good time for shocks
“Blimey!” Mum lets out a moan
And reaches for her brush and comb

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 Brushing was no use at all
His hair still made him six feet tall
Bernard shook off the cat
And carefully pulled on a hat
Time for school, off we go
Hopefully no-one will know

“‘Scuse me Miss, I can’t see
Bernard’s hair is blocking me.”
The teacher is exasperated
On her nerves the children grated
“Bernard your hair can’t be ignored.
Come and sit next to the board.”

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 Bernard was feeling depressed.
His hair was one gigantic mess
It was all beginning to take it toll
Especially when they put him in goal
It really didn’t seem that fair
To catch the ball in your giant hair

Home time came and none too soon
For Bernard had been glum since noon
Walking home there was a breeze
Bernard’s hair got caught in trees
This wasn’t funny, please don’t laugh
To be afraid of a gust or draught

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 At home Mum had had enough
She crossed her arms and then got tough
“This hair is because you’re so lazy.
Staying in bed makes your hair crazy!
Now go upstairs and have a bath
And I will brush the aftermath.”

Bernard shampooed and smoothed
And looked at the 18 bottles he had used
“From now I won’t stay in bed,” he declared
“I’ll be organized, tidy and prepared.
I’ll get up early and use the time to think.”And with that his hair began to shrink.

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 And from that day Bernard was a different chap
He didn’t even like to nap
He always woke up bright and early
And his hair stayed neat, not big nor curly
No tangle, mess or knots galore
Bernard’s not lazy anymore!

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The End



Pictures and words by Kim

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32 thoughts on “Bernard’s Bad Hair Day

  1. Oh, if only I experienced bad hair days from staying in bed. Alas, it’s just because of…well…bad hair on the frizzy side of 40 😦 Loved the illustrations. #FartGlitter

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  2. Ah how lovely. What a lovely tale, and I adore a good rhyme. Fab pics too. I feel Bernard’s pain but it happens in reverse for me. Whenever Mother and Father wash my hair, the next day, it sticks up on end as if I have been shocked. I think their laughs are unnecessary and damned rude x #bigpinklink

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  3. Oh wow! I love love love this!! This needs to be published!! Bernard is a hero in the making. Although I seem to have the opposite problem; the LESS sleep I have the more dishevelled my hair seems to end up. Since having children I have mostly modelled my hair on that of a Muppet.

    Brilliant post lovely. Thanks for linking with #fartglitter x

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  4. Haha this is brilliant, you’re very talented 🙂
    I must be a bernard too! I am known to rock some pretty special bedheads first thing in a morning.

    Thanks so much for sharing your fab poem with #MMBC Hope to see you next week xx

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  5. Brilliant! I loved loved loved the story and illustrations! I am lucky that my children’s hair does not misbehave like Bernard’s…I simply march them to the hairdresser and get them snipped snipped snipped. Thanks for sharing with #bigpinklink

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  6. This is brilliant, you should try and get it published! I can imagine mothers all around the county would have a use for it! Love the illustrations as well you are very talented. Thanks for joining us at #Bloggerclubuk Hope to see you again this week x

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  7. Haha… I read this replacing Bernard with Boris! Some hair you just can’t tame. It reminds me that when I used to brush my children’s hair I’d tell them I’d just seen a hippo – they loved it, always made them giggle. #bigpinklink

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