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Title:
Clip, clip, clip : three stories about-- hair
Author:
Krull, Kathleen.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Holiday House, 2002.
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Summary:
Three short stories feature Kevin, who doesn't want a haircut, Ramon, whose friends agree that hair problems can make you scream, and Helen, who is interested in everyone's hair.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 540 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.0 0.5 57404.
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ISBN:
9780823416394
Format :
Book

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Three short stories feature Kevin, who doesn't want a haircut, Ramon, whose friends agree that hair problems can make you scream, and Helen, who is interested in everyone's hair.


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Like a chatty coiffeur, Krull (Supermarket) and Brewer's (Oh No, It's Robert) enthusiastic book expounds on outrageous dye jobs, celebrity hairstyles, cueball-headed space aliens and a prehistoric cut given to a caveboy. In its three sections (not counting a jam-packed list of "Some Hair Dos and Don'ts"), young characters muse on the obsession with perfect locks. In "Kevin's Hair Scare," a grimacing boy endures a salon session with a flamboyant stylist whose black curls defy gravity. "The mirrors were making him nervous.... There were too many pairs of scissors lying around," and he fears that his blond bangs won't grow back. "Ramon's Screamingly Bad Hair Day" presents a game of one-upmanship among friends, who swap horror stories about getting gum in their hair, finding hair in their cereal and seeing a dandruffy scalp. The best-realized piece, "Helen's Book of Dos," presents casual observations on hair issues. With its engaging inventory of "wispy," "wacky," "hippie" and "poodley" heads, all doodled on lined paper in colored pencil, this segment unifies the volume's various strands. Ages 4-8. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-3-This bit of whimsy inspired by a composition Krull wrote in elementary school captures her youthful exuberance but lacks the polish of her collective biographies or Wilma Unlimited (Harcourt, 1996). Of the three stories, "Kevin's Hair Scare" is most successful as it seizes the essence of a boy's first haircut with all its fear, mystery, and humor. It has great read-aloud potential. "Ramon's Screamingly Bad Hair Day" is a rambling collection of scary hair stories with a weak ending; the child decides after a night of nightmares that his tresses could scare the monster in his dreams. "Helen's Book of Dos" peeks at possible coifs for girls, boys, parents, and teachers, and other weird styles for aliens, dogs, or trees. Some of the examples seem a bit dated, but the dog and tree coiffures are entertaining. Brewer's vibrant cartoon illustrations enhance and occasionally surpass the text with great wit and a wild palette of colors. The final gathering of facts, "Some Hair Dos and Don'ts," satisfies Krull's urge to inform as well as entertain. Hair fascination is as popular now as ever in history so this light but lively offering could be a worthwhile addition to libraries.-Jody McCoy, The Bush School, Seattle, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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