Crazy Hair

Crazy Hair


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Crazy Hair is a fantastically fun tale written by New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman and illustrated by the astoundingly talented Dave McKean, the award-winning team behind The Wolves in the Walls.

In Crazy Hair, Bonnie makes a friend who has hair so wild there's even a jungle inside of it! Bonnie ventures through the crazy hair, but she may need more than a comb to tame her friend's insane mane.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060579104
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/10/2015
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 544,571
Product dimensions: 9.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Neil Gaiman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books, including Norse Mythology, Neverwhere, and The Graveyard Book. Among his numerous literary awards are the Newbery and Carnegie medals, and the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Will Eisner awards. Originally from England, he now lives in America.

Dave McKean is best known for his work on Neil Gaiman's Sandman series of graphic novels and for his CD covers for musicians from Tori Amos to Alice Cooper. He also illustrated Neil Gaiman's picture books The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, The Wolves in the Walls, and Crazy Hair. He is a cult figure in the comic book world, and is also a photographer.


Minneapolis, Minnesota

Date of Birth:

November 10, 1960

Place of Birth:

Portchester, England


Attended Ardingly College Junior School, 1970-74, and Whitgift School, 1974-77

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Crazy Hair 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
HenryD16 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
From award winning author Neil Gaiman, and illustrator Dave McKean.A little girl named Bonnie meets Neil Gaiman and tries to comb his crazy hair, but instead of taming his locks she is pulled inside his ¿Crazy Hair¿. Inside Neil Gaiman¿s hair Bonnie goes on a weird and wondrous journey, and has many bizarre encounters.Crazy Hair uses flowing rhymes and intense visuals to draw children into the bizarre and enticing world of Neil Gaiman¿s hair. A great book for a group read aloud.
smaashthemac on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Dave McKean is a favorite author and illustrator of graphic novels, and Neil Gaiman is pretty popular in the graphic novel world himself, so I was excited to see this book at the library. The idea of the book is interesting, but I cared more about the illustrations - and McKean did not disappoint. His work is always so fantastical, colorful, movement-oriented and exciting. The graphic novels he's created that I've read have been for adults and, though his style in this book is much the same, I can tell that it is more youthful and exciting for children. It was a really fun book to read.
shelf-employed on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Picture Neil Gaiman's take on bad hair, and you've got a wild, funny, rhyming book, Crazy Hair!The artwork is sufficiently spooky to go with Neil Gaiman, and the dialouge is thoroughly dramatic,""Child! Are you mad!" I cried."Combs and brushes Have been tried. One was eatenBy a bearProwling through my crazy hair.""This would be fun for school visits.
hvachetta on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An entire world of wonders is hidden inside a man's crazy hair. This book explores the limits of a person's imagination. After reading, children can discuss in what ways they let their imaginations to run wild.
AnneBaron on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a great quirky book by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean. It is beautifully illustrated and the story holds the wonderful strangeness that Gaiman is well known for. The story itself would hold the interest of most YA readers, however the dark abstract illustrations might turn off a younger reader.The story itself is about a man with strange and bushy hair and the little girl who wants to try to tame it. Inside of his hair lives animals, musicians, dancers and wonderous places , and when the girl tries to tame his hair with a comb, she ends up getting lost in it in the process. It is a cute story that holds your interest.
NintendoLaugh on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Adore the illustrations. and I love anything with a sloth!
jedimarri on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Neil Gaiman is an other I love because of his inventive mind and the colorful pictures that he paints with his words! When you combine that with a great illustrator in a children's book, you've got a fun work of art, that you and your children can cherish for years to come. This time Gaiman pairs up with Dave McKean for a fun and wild ride in "Crazy Hair.""Crazy Hair" is about a girl who meets a man with hair that can only be called crazy, and that might be an understatement. He describes to her the many things that live in his hair, and she attempts to tame his hair. At first it seems that she will be successful, but then she gets sucked into the hair! She has a lot of fun in there and you will have a lot of fun going with her.The illustrations in this book are abstract, but it is still very clear what you are viewing. I had a lot of fun looking through them! This book would be a great jumping off point for many discussions with your child about both imagination and art.
feather_lashes More than 1 year ago
Crazy Hair is a children's picture book that sparked my interest after researching various goodreads choice awards nominations over the years. It is a light fantasy story about a man's hair and what goes on inside it. A girl thinks combing the man's hair will help but as she combs it, something from the man's hair grabs her and she is now added to all the adventures happening in the man's crazy hair. Neil Gaiman's writing style and Dave McKean's illustrations blow other picture books out of the water. I adore Neil Gaiman so maybe I'm just biased...
miss_emma More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for the kids at the childcare centre I work at and they adore it!! They always ask to read it. They are captivated by the surreal illustrations and love the rhymes. I found it was the biggest hit with the 3-5 year olds, though the 2-3 year olds love it too. If you have young children, you simply must get this book!! Emma x
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sugargirl84 More than 1 year ago
I work for Barnes and Noble and I'm children's lead. I read this book for storytime and the kids loved it.It's very colorful and very different from other books. I highly recommend it.