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A crackerjack read-aloud with a great finish." —SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL Stanley Birdbaum couldn't be more excited. He has rolled and wrapped and dyed his hair. He has dipped it and sprayed it and made it, well, perfect. He is ready to celebrate Crazy Hair Day at school. But when Stanley saunters up to the classroom, he learns, to his horror, that Crazy Hair Day is . . . next A crackerjack read-aloud with a great finish." —SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL Stanley Birdbaum couldn't be more excited. He has rolled and wrapped and dyed his hair. He has dipped it and sprayed it and made it, well, perfect. He is ready to celebrate Crazy Hair Day at school. But when Stanley saunters up to the classroom, he learns, to his horror, that Crazy Hair Day is . . . next week. To make matters worse, today is School Picture Day, and everyone is expected to line up for the class photo! What's Stanley to do? Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 7/28/2003 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 5 and Up


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A crackerjack read-aloud with a great finish." —SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL Stanley Birdbaum couldn't be more excited. He has rolled and wrapped and dyed his hair. He has dipped it and sprayed it and made it, well, perfect. He is ready to celebrate Crazy Hair Day at school. But when Stanley saunters up to the classroom, he learns, to his horror, that Crazy Hair Day is . . . next A crackerjack read-aloud with a great finish." —SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL Stanley Birdbaum couldn't be more excited. He has rolled and wrapped and dyed his hair. He has dipped it and sprayed it and made it, well, perfect. He is ready to celebrate Crazy Hair Day at school. But when Stanley saunters up to the classroom, he learns, to his horror, that Crazy Hair Day is . . . next week. To make matters worse, today is School Picture Day, and everyone is expected to line up for the class photo! What's Stanley to do? Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 7/28/2003 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 5 and Up

30 review for Crazy Hair Day (Junior Library Guild Selection)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Relyn

    I have used this book for Kindergarten and first-grade lessons for two years. Yesterday I also read it to a class of third graders. It was a hit with all my students, regardless of age. It is just silly enough to engage all students. My favorite part, though, is the kindness, compassion, and team spirit evident in the book. What a fantastic book! Classroom Connections There is so much available here for character lessons. I used it for kindness week and it was the perfect jumping off point for gre I have used this book for Kindergarten and first-grade lessons for two years. Yesterday I also read it to a class of third graders. It was a hit with all my students, regardless of age. It is just silly enough to engage all students. My favorite part, though, is the kindness, compassion, and team spirit evident in the book. What a fantastic book! Classroom Connections There is so much available here for character lessons. I used it for kindness week and it was the perfect jumping off point for great discussions at a variety of age levels.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Serenity moreno

    I like that book

  3. 4 out of 5

    Gretchen Rosch

    1. Stanley wakes up early knowing that today is crazy hair day at school. He is very prepared for this day. His mom helps him stick his hair straight up and they color is blue and orange. Crazy!! Stanley is very excited for school until he gets to school. Once he gets to school he hears his teacher remind the other students that crazy hair day is next Friday. Stanley cannot believe. He spends his day in the bathroom trying to avoid everyone. Larry tried all day to convince him to come out. Event 1. Stanley wakes up early knowing that today is crazy hair day at school. He is very prepared for this day. His mom helps him stick his hair straight up and they color is blue and orange. Crazy!! Stanley is very excited for school until he gets to school. Once he gets to school he hears his teacher remind the other students that crazy hair day is next Friday. Stanley cannot believe. He spends his day in the bathroom trying to avoid everyone. Larry tried all day to convince him to come out. Eventually Stanley does come out of the bathroom and he gets his picture taken for class photos. This was definitely a day he would never forget. 2. This book is good for 1st-2nd grade. 3. This can be used in the class whenever there is bullying going on. This can show goods that you do not have to be afraid of what others say. 4. This is good for all younger students. This was not a challenging read and they could read it on their own. 5. This could be used in small groups and turned into a project. The kids could all create their crazy hair day on paper. 6. This could be used for the entire classroom as a end of the day read out loud. 7. Barney Saltzberg has created many books for children. 8. There is an audio version offered online.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Vance Allen

    The name of the main character was long and I feel as if the student's name was disengaging. It could have been an easy read if not for the names of the characters. The plot was a good way to discuss school dynamics with the students. It was a colorful book with nice pictures to go along with the story which made it easy to follow. The book had a nice surprise at the end with the picture. It was an easy read and could be read with students for a dramatic effect or for a fun independent reading. T The name of the main character was long and I feel as if the student's name was disengaging. It could have been an easy read if not for the names of the characters. The plot was a good way to discuss school dynamics with the students. It was a colorful book with nice pictures to go along with the story which made it easy to follow. The book had a nice surprise at the end with the picture. It was an easy read and could be read with students for a dramatic effect or for a fun independent reading. The recurring detail of a horrible day going more horrible was engaging to me. I was joust waiting for the students' day to get worse and worse after he found out it was picture day. This leading up to an act of kindness by the entire class took the reader on a roller coaster. This picture book gives students a person to model who is taking risks and being vulnerable. We all feel inadequate at times, and our likeness to the main character draws us in. I would use accessible character names and I would use more creative illustrations. I felt like I was looking at some cut out shapes with faces drawn on them at times.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth Piskorski

    Very disappointed in this book. Not engaging, little thought put into the graphics, and the characters did not seem round at all. The book did not reveal any interesting ideas, and while it could be used to discuss classroom dynamics with students, I felt it was not useful enough to plan a lesson with, nor did it expose any new ideas. I disliked the message of how something is only okay if the entire group is doing it, and if not there is need to be embarrassed. There were a lot of things unment Very disappointed in this book. Not engaging, little thought put into the graphics, and the characters did not seem round at all. The book did not reveal any interesting ideas, and while it could be used to discuss classroom dynamics with students, I felt it was not useful enough to plan a lesson with, nor did it expose any new ideas. I disliked the message of how something is only okay if the entire group is doing it, and if not there is need to be embarrassed. There were a lot of things unmentioned too, like Stanley's emotions when he is alone in the bathroom, and how that affected his school day. Also, why did his teacher not come and help him? What a strange school Stanley attends. Disappointing, and I believe it underestimates the child's ability to grasp more difficult subjects.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy)

    I loved this book. Stanley thinks it is crazy hair day but when he gets to school he discovers that it is picture day instead. When Stanley gets laughed at, he runs out of the classroom. In the end, he learns an important lesson from his friends.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Madison Thomspon

    Crazy Hair Day is about a boy named Stanley Birdbaum who hardly couldn't wait to get to school for crazy hair day. He woke up early to make sure he would have the craziest hair in his class. However when he gets to school, he finds out that crazy hair day is next week and today is picture day! When he walks into class, all of his friends laugh at his hair. Stanley is mortified and plans to hide in the bathroom the rest of the day. His friend, Larry, comes in to get him several times throughout t Crazy Hair Day is about a boy named Stanley Birdbaum who hardly couldn't wait to get to school for crazy hair day. He woke up early to make sure he would have the craziest hair in his class. However when he gets to school, he finds out that crazy hair day is next week and today is picture day! When he walks into class, all of his friends laugh at his hair. Stanley is mortified and plans to hide in the bathroom the rest of the day. His friend, Larry, comes in to get him several times throughout the day but Stanley won't leave. Finally, Larry convinces him to leave the bathroom just to take the class picture. Much to Stanleys surprise, the entire class has fixed their hair and put stuff in it so Stanley won't be the only one looking silly in the picture. They wanted to help him feel included and decided to make their own crazy hair day a week early. The themes of this book are kindness, team-work, and friendship. This book made me really happy to read. At first, I was upset when I read how the class laughed at Stanley and made him feel embarrassed. However, they quickly realized that he was upset and they did everything they could to make him feel better. I loved how they all came together and created messy hair so Stanley didn't feel like the odd one out. I would recommend this book because of the lessons it teaches. It teaches children to always be kind to others even if they look different than you. It also teaches to always apologize and help someone if you have said/done something to upset them. This book would be good to use in a classroom to help teach about kindness and team-work. The way the class comes together to help Stanley shows great cooperation skills.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth Lau

    Crazy Hair Day is a picture book by Barney Saltzberg. Satlzberg’s main character is Stantley who wakes up one day believing it is crazy hair day at school. Stanley and his mom spend the morning coloring and styling his hair; yet, when Stanley arrives at school he realizes it is not crazy hair day, and his best friend Larry makes fun of him in front of the whole class. It is actually picture day at school, and Stanley locks himself in the bathroom out of embarrassment. Personally, I really enjoye Crazy Hair Day is a picture book by Barney Saltzberg. Satlzberg’s main character is Stantley who wakes up one day believing it is crazy hair day at school. Stanley and his mom spend the morning coloring and styling his hair; yet, when Stanley arrives at school he realizes it is not crazy hair day, and his best friend Larry makes fun of him in front of the whole class. It is actually picture day at school, and Stanley locks himself in the bathroom out of embarrassment. Personally, I really enjoyed this book. I thought the ending was satisfying and teaches readers an important lesson. Barney Saltzberg’s picture book incorporates many different essential characteristics of literature. To begin, Crazy Hair Day is an example of a person-against-person conflict. The conflict is between best friends Stanley and Larry. Larry makes fun of Stanley for mixing up crazy hair day and picture day, and they must work together to get past this clash. Furthermore, this piece of literature contains suspense. The reader continues on as Stanley is held up in the bathroom because one wants to know if he will return to class and what the reaction of his classmates will be. All in all, this is a very composed piece of literature that teaches important lessons to young children.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Caroline Talley

    Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Awards: none Audience: Kinder-2nd Grade A. The author helped me connect to the characters by putting the setting in an elementary school on what he thought was a crazy hair day and how the other classmates reacted when he was on the wrong day which is someone almost every kid has experienced feeling embarrassed. B. The topics presented in this book were peers and bullies. He care in with his crazy hair and had to deal with the bullies who thought he looked funn Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Awards: none Audience: Kinder-2nd Grade A. The author helped me connect to the characters by putting the setting in an elementary school on what he thought was a crazy hair day and how the other classmates reacted when he was on the wrong day which is someone almost every kid has experienced feeling embarrassed. B. The topics presented in this book were peers and bullies. He care in with his crazy hair and had to deal with the bullies who thought he looked funny and made him embarrassed but in the end his peers care and encouraged him to come to his class picture. C. Compare how Stanley felt before and after his peers came in to encourage him to come take his class picture. Before he felt isolated and embarrassed that everyone was making fun of him but once they came and talked to him he realized it’s not that big of a deal and he doesn’t want to miss the school picture.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jami Maturi

    Stanley Birdbaum was thrilled about crazy hair day at school! He went all out by spinning, spraying, and dying his hair in a funky way. Unfortunately, Stanley goes to school only to find out its picture day! Stanley is devastated and runs to the bathroom to hide because he is so embarrassed that he walked into class with crazy hair. Eventually Stanley comes out of the bathroom to find that all of his classmates, including the teacher had joined him for crazy hair day. I thought this book was ver Stanley Birdbaum was thrilled about crazy hair day at school! He went all out by spinning, spraying, and dying his hair in a funky way. Unfortunately, Stanley goes to school only to find out its picture day! Stanley is devastated and runs to the bathroom to hide because he is so embarrassed that he walked into class with crazy hair. Eventually Stanley comes out of the bathroom to find that all of his classmates, including the teacher had joined him for crazy hair day. I thought this book was very sweet. Its funny because I can relate to this book because that has happened in my class when I was in elementary school too. I thought this book could give a great lesson to students! This is a great book for young readers in the classroom! It could be used to teach students about bullying or about being kind to one another.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Ali Book&Seaglasshunter

    Stanley is excited and ready for Crazy Hair Day at school...until he finds out he’s off by a week! In fact it is picture day. This is made worse by his class and even his best friend and teacher laughing at him. Can the class make Stanley feel better somehow in time for their group picture? My preschoolers really enjoyed this story and find it funny. A great read aloud for young students before their own crazy hair days. It’s also relatable as a parent (who hasn’t messed up like this at least onc Stanley is excited and ready for Crazy Hair Day at school...until he finds out he’s off by a week! In fact it is picture day. This is made worse by his class and even his best friend and teacher laughing at him. Can the class make Stanley feel better somehow in time for their group picture? My preschoolers really enjoyed this story and find it funny. A great read aloud for young students before their own crazy hair days. It’s also relatable as a parent (who hasn’t messed up like this at least once).

  12. 4 out of 5

    SaraKat

    This was on my school's pillars of character reading list for responsibility. I don't really think it fits there, though. Yeah, the kid gets some dates mixed up, but that isn't a big show of irresponsibility. It seems to fit better under kindness due to the actions of his classmates. It is a cute story and I love the way the teacher makes the kids feel like they belong and the picture wouldn't be right without each of them. This was on my school's pillars of character reading list for responsibility. I don't really think it fits there, though. Yeah, the kid gets some dates mixed up, but that isn't a big show of irresponsibility. It seems to fit better under kindness due to the actions of his classmates. It is a cute story and I love the way the teacher makes the kids feel like they belong and the picture wouldn't be right without each of them.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Lynn Grundset Milner

    A friend of mine has started a storytime group while we are all sheltering in place. I've been listening as often as I can and have been enjoying listening to her read these stories. I can relate to this story about having a bad hair day, wanting to fit in, being excited about something only to realize I got the date mixed up. I enjoyed this story and the way Stanley's friends treated him. Let's all be kind to one another. A friend of mine has started a storytime group while we are all sheltering in place. I've been listening as often as I can and have been enjoying listening to her read these stories. I can relate to this story about having a bad hair day, wanting to fit in, being excited about something only to realize I got the date mixed up. I enjoyed this story and the way Stanley's friends treated him. Let's all be kind to one another.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Molly Daybert

    When an excited Stanley mixes up the day for his school's "crazy hair" spirit day, he is embarrassed. However, the day is saved when kind-hearted peers and a brilliant teacher act quickly! As a future teacher, I love everything about this book. It shows what it means to be a friend, and how impactful a simple act of kindness can be. When an excited Stanley mixes up the day for his school's "crazy hair" spirit day, he is embarrassed. However, the day is saved when kind-hearted peers and a brilliant teacher act quickly! As a future teacher, I love everything about this book. It shows what it means to be a friend, and how impactful a simple act of kindness can be.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Karsyn VonEgidy

    Stanley (the main character) is so excited about crazy hair day. This look has cute pictures that I think kids would enjoy. Poor Stanley dresses up the wrong way for class, so we got to read how he made it throughout the day. I think that kids would laugh and enjoy Stanleys' fate on dress up day. Stanley (the main character) is so excited about crazy hair day. This look has cute pictures that I think kids would enjoy. Poor Stanley dresses up the wrong way for class, so we got to read how he made it throughout the day. I think that kids would laugh and enjoy Stanleys' fate on dress up day.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Courtney Baird

    This is an adorable way to show how a class can come together to support a student. I would read this book in my classroom if something like this ever happens so my student can see that it has happened and not just to them!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Cara Byrne

    Stanley’s crazy hair day starts out well, but after making a calendar error, he spends most of the book hiding in the bathroom. A story with a sweet ending, but it couldn’t keep my kindergartener’s attention. A scholastic kindergarten suggestion.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jo Oehrlein

    What happens when you get School Picture Day and Crazy Hair Day confused? It all starts with embarrassment, but ends with a class of supportive friends.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Pamela Powell

    Fun read-aloud for young children about a boy who mixes up which day is his school's "Crazy Hair Day". Fun read-aloud for young children about a boy who mixes up which day is his school's "Crazy Hair Day".

  20. 5 out of 5

    Katie Kleeberger

    Shows that differences can be good and exciting. Shouldn’t always be seen in a negative way. Cute pictures of these differences (Stanley’s hair).

  21. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

    Oh NO! EEEK and YIKES! This is what Stanley thinks when he shows up to school prepared with his wild and crazy hair and finds out it is NOT Crazy Hair Day but Picture Day.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Sherry Scheline

    (Audio available on Epic) I enjoyed the book, it was just lacking for me. I wish the description about his hair would have been a little better.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Mellanie C

    Cute story about Stanley, who gets the day wrong for crazy hair day at school.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Karin

    Quarantine reading. This was such a great book. Kiddo loves the silliness, and I love how it teaches kindness and that making mistakes isn't a big deal. Quarantine reading. This was such a great book. Kiddo loves the silliness, and I love how it teaches kindness and that making mistakes isn't a big deal.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Jillian Anderson

    Cute book that would work for Crazy Hair Day, hoe to include others and being comfortable just being you.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Brielle McKenna

    This was an incredible read! Stanley Birdbaum was prepared for Crazy Hair Day just to arrive at school to find out it was picture day. His classmates and teacher give him a funny look and he runs to hide in the bathroom. Mortified, he spends most of his day there. After being convinced to come back for the school picture, he walked into the classroom and noticed that all of his classmates and even his teacher joined in for a crazy hair day picture! I can remember this happening to me in elementar This was an incredible read! Stanley Birdbaum was prepared for Crazy Hair Day just to arrive at school to find out it was picture day. His classmates and teacher give him a funny look and he runs to hide in the bathroom. Mortified, he spends most of his day there. After being convinced to come back for the school picture, he walked into the classroom and noticed that all of his classmates and even his teacher joined in for a crazy hair day picture! I can remember this happening to me in elementary school during spirit week. I would recommend this book to a teacher who had this happen to one of their students. This could be used in a classroom to show that it isn't the end of the world if this were to happen! Also to be respectful of someone who was in this situation!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Karen

    Crazy Hair Day was a cute story, but it isn't really at the top of my list. Stanley has prepared well for crazy hair day by going all out. But just as he is entering class, he hears his teacher remind the class that crazy hair day is next week, and today is picture day. Stanley decides to try to spend the rest of the day in the restroom to hide out from embarrassment. Stanley's friend comes in and finally convinces Stanley to come back to the room for school picture day, and to Stanley's surpris Crazy Hair Day was a cute story, but it isn't really at the top of my list. Stanley has prepared well for crazy hair day by going all out. But just as he is entering class, he hears his teacher remind the class that crazy hair day is next week, and today is picture day. Stanley decides to try to spend the rest of the day in the restroom to hide out from embarrassment. Stanley's friend comes in and finally convinces Stanley to come back to the room for school picture day, and to Stanley's surprise, it will definitely be a class picture that no one will ever forget. As I stated, I think it is a cute story, but I felt as if it was a predictable ending. The pictures, which were fun and interesting were done in pencil, ink, and acrylic. I felt they went along with the story very well, and even did a great job of adding to the story. His crazy hair really does look crazy. I also listened to the read-along cd of this story, and I thought it was well done. I felt that the background additions of the students laughing in the background were a good touch to really help the listener get into the emotion of Stanley. There were some times that I felt it was a little slow, but I feel that that may have been on purpose because that is how it felt like time was passing in the restroom for Stanley. Overall, I felt that Zach Braff does a nice job of getting into each of the characters, and especially the emotions of Stanley. I would recommend this book to K-2nd grade students. It does a nice job teaching students about empathy and friendship.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Michalyn Easter

    Such a cute book with cuter illustrations! The story tells of a student excited about the promotions during spirit week at his school. The student is so excited that he gets his days mixed up, and he comes to school on Picture Day as though it was Crazy Hair Day! Talk about getting things mixed up! The student learns lessons about memory, friendship, teasing, bullying, and family. The book ends in a way that should bring a smile to anyone's face. The book can be used as a learning tool mainly be Such a cute book with cuter illustrations! The story tells of a student excited about the promotions during spirit week at his school. The student is so excited that he gets his days mixed up, and he comes to school on Picture Day as though it was Crazy Hair Day! Talk about getting things mixed up! The student learns lessons about memory, friendship, teasing, bullying, and family. The book ends in a way that should bring a smile to anyone's face. The book can be used as a learning tool mainly because of the storyline. The story focuses on mistakes and how the way we view them is what determines how the mistakes turn out. The story also teaches about teasing and light bullying. This is always a good topic to discuss in the classroom whether bullying is a problem or not. Friendship appears in the story throughout. Teachers may take time to focus on the importance of friendship inside and outside of school. The storyline also ends in forgiveness and family, and this can lead a class discussion of settling disputes and problems. Students will be able to discuss their emotions and personal experiences with mistakes or teasing. Aside from the storyline, the book can help with pronunciation and annunciation.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Larissa

    Saltzberg, Barney. Crazy Hair Day. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick, 2003. Print. Ages 6-8. Crazy Hair Day is a fun and enjoyable picture book that tells the story of Stanley Biredbaum. Stanley is a typical young elementary boy who made a mistake of thinking that crazy hair day was this Friday instead of when it actually was, which was next Friday. Stanley was embarrassed in front of the whole class when he came in with crazier hair then everyone else. This book actually really made me enjoy it because Saltzberg, Barney. Crazy Hair Day. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick, 2003. Print. Ages 6-8. Crazy Hair Day is a fun and enjoyable picture book that tells the story of Stanley Biredbaum. Stanley is a typical young elementary boy who made a mistake of thinking that crazy hair day was this Friday instead of when it actually was, which was next Friday. Stanley was embarrassed in front of the whole class when he came in with crazier hair then everyone else. This book actually really made me enjoy it because of the fact that it tells a story of how even though students are getting made fun of, at the end of the day they really want their classmates to be in the school picture because being in it looking goofy is better than not being in it at all. Personally, this book made me feel kind of sad and happy at the same time. I say that because it was funny as to what his hair style was like, but also sad that he was left out from the class, because he wanted to be.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Melany

    Crazy hair day is on my favorites because it is a good story about being supported when things go wrong. Even though this is a primary grade narrative story everyone can relate to Stanley Birdbaumb the main character who just has a bad day. The illustrations in this book are extremely colorful and scattered through the book in either full pages or small cameos. This also is a good book for the lesson of making a good situation out of a bad one. I would use this book as a vocabulary lesson for pri Crazy hair day is on my favorites because it is a good story about being supported when things go wrong. Even though this is a primary grade narrative story everyone can relate to Stanley Birdbaumb the main character who just has a bad day. The illustrations in this book are extremely colorful and scattered through the book in either full pages or small cameos. This also is a good book for the lesson of making a good situation out of a bad one. I would use this book as a vocabulary lesson for primary because it has words such as school, celebrate, and crazy that are good for beginner readers.It also has many words that are easy to sound out. I also would use this as a fluency lesson for intermediate grades. It comes with the CD so that is one way of getting them to hear this story and have them read along with it.

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