- 1 Why is Mrs Watson so angry with Byron?
- 2 What did Byron do to his hair in The Watsons Go to Birmingham?
- 3 Why would Byron choose to go to Collier’s Landing to check on Kenny?
- 4 Does Dad give Byron a conk?
- 5 What dangerous act does momma say Byron can’t do anymore?
- 6 Why did Byron throw up and cry?
- 7 Why does Byron wear a hat in the house?
- 8 Why does Byron change his hair?
- 9 What Kenny gives Rufus?
- 10 Why did joetta leave the church who saved her?
- 11 What is Kenny trying to grab out in the deeper water?
- 12 Why does Kenny hide behind the couch?
- 13 What is Kenny’s favorite song?
- 14 What did Byron do to get in trouble?
- 15 Why is momma mad at Dad?
Why is Mrs Watson so angry with Byron?
Why is Mrs. Watson so angry with Byron? She wanted to be with him when he changed his hair. She was angry that he had spent money on his hair.
What did Byron do to his hair in The Watsons Go to Birmingham?
Lesson Summary He gets his hair straightened, which they also call a process, a do, a butter, and a conk. Byron had it done because his friend Buphead had one and he wanted to look like a Mexican. Momma Watson is furious, but it is Dad who cuts off all of Byron’s hair and then shaves his head.
Why would Byron choose to go to Collier’s Landing to check on Kenny?
Byron told Kenny and Joetta that the Wool Pooh hides underwater and snatches kids down with him. Since Kenny did not believe the “Wool Pooh” was real so he decided to go into the water at Collier’s Landing.
Does Dad give Byron a conk?
Meanwhile, Kenny is cracking jokes every chance he gets about Byron being on death row. Joey gets mad at Kenny for being mean to Byron when Dad is about to kill him, and Kenny is tired of Joey always protecting Byron. (Remember how she saved him from the matches?) Byron confesses to Joey that Buphead gave him the conk.
What dangerous act does momma say Byron can’t do anymore?
Momma even swore to God she would burn Byron the next time he put the family in danger by playing with fire. Not even a week later, Byron is at it again. That boy just does not learn.
Why did Byron throw up and cry?
Byron gets sick after hitting the bird for a couple of reasons. He had just eaten “a bag and a half of Swedish Cremes and some green apples”, so he probably wasn’t feeling too well to begin with. But the real reason he begins to vomit is because he is sickened by his own meanness.
Why does Byron wear a hat in the house?
Byron comes into the house wearing a hat one afternoon, and Kenny and Wilona sense that something is up. Wilona makes Byron take off the hat to reveal a handkerchief, and she makes him take that off, too, and is appalled to find that Byron has gone and gotten a hideous hairdo.
Why does Byron change his hair?
Momma is unhappy with Byron because he used chemicals on his hair, which is bad for him. He also looks ridiculous. She told him he couldn’t get his hair done but he disregarded her instruction. Byron wanted a new hairdo and he wanted Mexican style hair.
What Kenny gives Rufus?
Kenny shares his lunch with Rufus and is surprised when Rufus saves part of the sandwich he gives him.
Why did joetta leave the church who saved her?
Joetta explains that she left the church because she was so hot. Then she saw Kenny wave to her so she chased him down the street!
What is Kenny trying to grab out in the deeper water?
But Kenny ignores all the warnings and gets in the water. He starts trying to catch some of the fish hanging around in the shallow water. Then he notices a turtle out in the deeper water. He takes a few more steps out and makes a grab for it.
Why does Kenny hide behind the couch?
Kenny hides behind the couch because he’s waiting to see if the magic powers will work to make him feel better, too. Momma starts making Kenny do stuff with Rufus, but Kenny doesn’t feel like playing with toys anymore, so he gives all his dinosaurs away.
What is Kenny’s favorite song?
“Yakety Yak” and “Under The Boardwalk” Kenny’s favorite song is “Yakety Yak” by The Coasters.
What did Byron do to get in trouble?
Byron throws stolen cookies at a mourning dove perched on a telephone wire. Typical delinquent Byron. Then he actually hits the bird and kills it (with a cookie), and suddenly he’s so upset that he’s throwing up and crying uncontrollably.
Why is momma mad at Dad?
Momma and Dad are angry that Byron got “new hair” because he did it in direct defiance of their wishes, and because it is just another in a series of bad choices Byron has made in regards to his behavior.