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Crazy Hair Day

Barney Saltzberg, Barney Saltzberg (Illustrator)


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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (7/28/2003)
Paperback (8/12/2008)


"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?

Praise For Crazy Hair Day

A gently humorous tale for elementary age readers about a kid's worst day ever, eased by friendship and kindness.
—Los Angeles Times

Saltzberg conveys the pleasing goofiness of special days at school when students can let their hair down — Pajama Day, Sixties Day, or best of all: Crazy Hair Day.
—Kirkus Reviews

The pictures are bright and appealing, and the authenticity of Stanley's situation is likely to put the readers in the mood to share their most embarrassing moments.

Candlewick, 9780763624644, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 25, 2008

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.