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Saltzberg, Barney.
Cambridge : Candlewick Press, 2003.
IL K-3, RL 3.2
ISBN 076361954X

(2 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

“Is that a hair-do or a hair-don’t?” That’s what Stanley’s class wants to know when he arrives at school with the craziest hair style on the wrong day. What would you do if you found it was picture day instead of crazy hair day? Don’t worry, Stanley’s class has a great solution. (Jean B. Bellavance for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2005-2006)

Booktalk #2

If you have ever mixed up the day of an important event, you can identify with Stanley Birdbaum, the main character in Crazy Hair Day.  This is the story of how his teacher and class manage to turn Stanley’s mistake around and include Stanley in the event. The illustrations in Mr. Saltzberg’s book are bright and appealing.  His hamster-like characters and vivid pictures are sure to captivate the interest of most children.When you need a book to promote class bonding or having empathy for someone who has made a mistake, check out Crazy Hair Day.  It may just fit the bill. (Prepared by: Susan Cassels, SCASL Picture Book Awards)

SUBJECTS:     Hair -- Fiction.
                      Schools -- Fiction.


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