Crazy Hair Day

Crazy Hair Day

by Barney Saltzberg


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"A crackerjack read-aloud with a great finish. . . . This delightful tale of confusion and compassion is just the ticket to defuse potential teasing." — SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

Stanley Birdbaum couldn’t be more excited. He has rolled and wrapped and dyed his hair. He has dipped it and sprayed it and made it, well, perfect. He is ready to celebrate Crazy Hair Day at school. But when Stanley saunters up to the classroom, he learns, to his horror, that Crazy Hair Day is . . . next week. To make matters worse, today is School Picture Day, and everyone is expected to line up for the class photo! What’s Stanley to do?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763624644
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 03/25/2008
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 149,741
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.63(h) x 0.16(d)
Lexile: AD560L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

BARNEY SALTZBERG is the author-illustrator of many books for children and has also recorded two albums of music for children. When not writing and illustrating, he performs in schools, libraries, bookstores, and hospitals.

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Crazy Hair Day 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
menaramore on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a cute story about a boy who goes to school dressed for crazy hair day when it is actually picture day. His class makes him feel better by all messing up their hair for the picture.
jjohlend on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Stanley is excited to show of his hairdo on crazy hair day, only to discover that today is actually school picture day. The arc of the story is one many children will be able to easily relate to, as Stanley excitedly gets his hair ready, discovers his mistake, and flees to the bathroom to hide out in his embarrassment. A friend convinces him to return to class by making Stanley realize that the class picture will not be complete without him. He arrives to find that everyone else, including the teacher, has made their own hair ridiculous as well, which may delight readers, but left a bit of incredulity in my mouth. A repeated phrase helps the book work well as a read-along. The images are full of bright, primary colors most of the time, with the bathroom's spare color scheme enhancing the outcast feeling. The appearance of all the characters is a little strange, as they all have rather large, oddly-shaped heads. Young children will enjoy the comedy in this story, but some may just find the end too unbelievable.
kidlit9 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Stanley is excited about Crazy Hair Day at this school, until he discovers that he has gotten the date wrong.
Jpeshke on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a great book to share with students about support one another. When a boy comes to school with crazy hair on picture day by mistake, his classmates laugh at him. But over the book they come around and support his crazy hair. This book deals with friendship, support and feeling embarrassed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Terrific book!  If you have kids that give you a hard time getting ready in the morning, this is a must read.  Engaging for all ages!