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Crazy Hair

Written by Neil Gaiman

Illustrated by Dave McKean

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Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2010.

A father and child discover the joys of his crazy hair in this brilliant picture book. Bonnie tries to tame her father's hair, but to no avail, as birds and beasts of every type jostle for space amongst the curls and tresses of this hirsute book. A warm and funny conversational text combine beautifully with Dave McKean's edgy and dramatic illustrations to make this another perfect picture book by Gaiman and McKean.

CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal SHORTLIST 2010: Judges’ comments

A technically brilliant and highly imaginative book about daring to be different, which makes great use of colour and varying styles to surreal and often creepy effect. A fresh and incredibly clever picture book.

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Crazy Hair Synopsis

Crazy Hair by Neil Gaiman

Crazy Hair Press Reviews

'A bold and exciting picture book reuniting notoriously inventive duo Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean ... McKean's audacious illustrations bring the rhyming text vividly to life in this daring celebration of the imagination. Striking and theatrical'
The Bookseller

'Sometimes scientifically accurate and sometimes surreal, over-arching all is the movement, rhythm and pace achieved through the combination of text and illustration. Provoking questions about what it is to be free in thought and form, this is a work of unique luminescence that may well change the way hair is looked at forever'
The Bookseller

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ISBN: 9780747595991
Publication date: 03/08/2009
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780747595991
Publication date: 3rd August 2009
Author: Neil Gaiman
Illustrator: Dave McKean
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Genres: General Fiction
Other Categories: All Shortlists and Winners

About Neil Gaiman

Bestselling author Neil Gaiman has long been one of the top writers in modern comics, as well as writing books for readers of all ages. He is listed in the Dictionary of Literary Biography as one of the top ten living post-modern writers, and is a prolific creator of works of prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics, and drama. Gaiman was the creator/writer of monthly cult DC Comics horror-weird series, Sandman, which won nine Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. Norman Mailer said of Sandman: "Along with all else, Sandman is a comic strip for intellectuals, and I say ...

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