Too Many Pets

Too Many PetsToo Many Pets: An Edda Melkorka Story About Lice

Illustrated by Cindy Strosser
December 2014, Ages 6-9
Hardcover: 978-1620868577
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Be careful what you wish for! Edda was beginning to think she would never get another pet. But when Edda gets head lice at school, she turns on the positivity and tries to keep her lice as pets. Before long Edda has TOO many pets.

Getting head lice can be scary for kids … and parents. But it doesn’t have to be! Each year millions of school-aged children get lice. While special shampoos help remove lice, “Too Many Pets,” helps remove some of the creepiness from these creepy critters as Edda attempts to name each and every one of them. “Whew!” exclaims Edda. “Naming all these pets is hard work.”

From the lighthearted viewpoint of an eight year old girl, Edda Melkorka manages to have fun with this itchy issue and learns a valuable lesson in the process. This book is available in Icelandic.

Edda says goodby to her headlice.Meet Edda Melkorka

Edda Melkorka is a curious eight-year old girl who wants to know everything about the world around her. Growing up in Iceland with Canadian roots, Edda speaks both Icelandic and English – but sometimes gets words mixed up. Edda has the best of both worlds! In Iceland she gets to swim in warm thermal pools and eat yummy sweets on Cream Puff Day …and when visiting Gramma Catherine in Canada she gets to drink root beer and read Archie comics.

Whether she’s searching for the meaning of rainbows or persuading mom for a new pet, Edda has a unique way of looking at the world and loads of family and friends to help along her journey of discovery.

Meet the real Edda and inspiration behind the Edda Melkorka book series.

Praise for Too Many Pets


“A clever story that encourages understanding and awareness about an issue most children are faced with.  It held the attention of my 3 year old, which speaks to its engaging text and images.”  – Danielle Huculak, Educator