Parents' Guide to

Crazy Hair

By Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Offbeat fantasy in a head of hair is fun and a bit creepy.

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age 4+

Based on 1 parent review

age 4+

A true classic.

This is a wonderful read and a fun book to share with your children. They will love the rhymes, and it is also enjoyable to read it to your child.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

While the premise of this book is pretty far-fetched, the language dances through illustrations that are definitely eye-catching. Rhymes speak of tangles and twists of cockatoos, tigers, pirate sloops, and hunting expeditions; imaginative, and definitely unique, artwork depicts each crazy world. Together they build a bee-hive of fun in what might only be called a frenzy of fantasy.

Dave McKean's artwork is colorful and swirly, full of computer enhanced images and a kind of magic you can't quite put your finger on. Rather ugly and distorted at one moment, looking like comic book graphics at another, always with touches of the realistic, it stretches past the poetry toward the edge of somewhere very strange, all of which is quite appropriate to a world existing in a head of hair. If the poetry doesn't grab you, the octopus-like tendrils of tresses certainly will. Just ask Bonnie.

The artwork is quirky, unusual, and eye-catching, and definitely fits the odd story.

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