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Moog-Moog, Space Barber
     

Moog-Moog, Space Barber

by Mark Teague
 

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Category: Humor

Elmo Freem has just gotten the worst haircut of his life. Not even a baseball cap can hide the mess on his head,and, worst of all, school starts tomorrow! Help arrives in the form of two space monsters

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Let Scholastic Bookshelf be your guide through the whole range of your child's experiences-laugh with them, learn with them, read with them!
Category: Humor

Elmo Freem has just gotten the worst haircut of his life. Not even a baseball cap can hide the mess on his head,and, worst of all, school starts tomorrow! Help arrives in the form of two space monsters, who suggest a visit to Moog-Moog, an amazing intergalactic barber. Elmo and his cat, Leon, travel through the galaxy for their appointment with the Great Moog-Moog, whose own changes color with every move he makes. But will Moog-Moog's scissors, clippers, X-ray blowgun, and outer space magic be enough to fix Elmo's hair disaster in time? Read this wacky romp to find out!

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
When Elmo Freem goes to get a haircut for school, it signals the beginning of another adventure for Elmo and his cat Leon, who first starred in The Trouble with the Johnsons. The well-meaning but untalented barber, Mr. Kleeg, gives Elmo a haircut that even a baseball cap can't hide. Later, watching an outer space adventure on TV, Elmo and Leon encounter a pair of space monsters, who suggest a visit to Moog-Moog, a sort of intergalactic tonsorial artist. After traveling by spaceship through the galaxy, Elmo is presented to Moog-Moog, whose own highly coiffed hair changes color with every move he makes. ``Here is a challenge worthy of the Great Moog!'' exclaims the stylist as he goes to work. Scissors, X-ray blow guns, crinklers and curlers are employed to no avail: a bad haircut is a bad haircut on any planet, and the disconsolate Moog is only slightly comforted by Elmo's kind words. Teague's droll sense of humor is omnipresent in this crazy romp through the universe. His splendid artwork is more colorful here than in the first book, and his familiarity with his medium pays off in skillfully rendered paintings that are both full of texture and fundamentally sound. Ages 6-9. (Nov.)
School Library Journal
Gr 1-2 --Having already encountered dinosaurs living in his old house in The Trouble with the Johnsons (Scholastic, 1989), Elmo Freem is only temporarily nonplussed to find a pair of fat, green space monsters in his kitchen. What has him much more horrified is his dreadful back-to - school haircut. The aliens offer to help, and whisk him away to the planet Moogie, but alas! Even Moog - Moog, the finest hair stylist in the universe, can't fix a haircut this awful. Elmo puts on a stocking cap, resigned to being a laughingstock, then discovers, to his delight, that he was not the only kid in school forced to go to the barber. Elmo's hair doesn't actually look that bad, and Moog's ministrations don't visibly change it, but the chunky figures in Teague's color paintings have a calm solidity that underscores the story's essential zaniness. For fans of the offbeat. --John Peters, New York Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780590433327
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
10/10/1990
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.27(w) x 10.24(h) x (d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Mark Teague

Mark Teague is an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator whose books include DEAR MRS. LARUE: LETTERS FROM OBEDIENCE SCHOOL, the 2002 Book Sense Illustrated Book of the Year; DETECTIVE LARUE: LETTERS FROM THE INVESTIGATION; LARUE FOR MAYOR: LETTERS FROM THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL; FUNNY FARM; and PIGSTY. He is also the illustrator of the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling How Do Dinosaurs series by Jane Yolen. Mark lives in Hudson Valley, New York, with his wife and daughters.

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