Gaiman, Neil. 2009. Crazy Hair. Illustrated by Dave McKean. HarperCollins.
This is Bonnie.
This is me.
We were standing
"I don't mean to stare.
Mister, you've got
A love of all things Gaiman sure helps when reading Crazy Hair. That and a love of all-things-silly. In Crazy Hair we meet a semi-crazy pair: A little girl and a grown man with some crazy hair.
What's going on in this man's crazy hair? A little bit of everything I'd imagine:
In my hairSee what I mean about silly? But silly works at times. I'm not saying it doesn't. I did like that it was imaginative. I can see a few extension activities working with this one. Page after page, Bonnie hears the warnings about his crazy hair. But what happens when she braves to approach that 'crazy' hair with a comb? Read and see for yourself in Neil Gaiman's Crazy Hair.
And ground sloths sleep.
Prides of lions
Make their lair
in my crazy hair.
Personally, I don't care for the Dave McKean illustrations. He's just not my style. But you might appreciate them more than I did. I see this one as appealing to a wider audience than most picture books.
© Becky Laney of Young Readers