- Age Range: 3 - 5 years
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: Dial Books (July 5, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0803737335
- ISBN-13: 978-0803737334
- Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 0.3 x 8.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 15 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #637,663 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This Monster Needs a Haircut Hardcover – July 5, 2012
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PreS-Gr 1-Stewart is a grape-colored monster shaped like a humanoid robot. He needs a dentist and, yes, a haircut. His olive-green locks writhe away from his square head, and, in the course of the story, get longer, more tangly, and, finally, occupied. A spider is keeping a toothbrush, lollipop, ipod, etc., company. But does Stewart listen to his friend Feliz or to the urgings of his parents to get a haircut? He does not. (At least, not until-well, let's just say there's a fine line between scary hair and funny hair.) Barton's ink-and-Photoshop pictures are as wild and disorderly as the protagonist's locks. They're more exuberant than organized, and a little effort will be needed to follow the story. More significant is its length, which exceeds the attention span of the book's likely audience. While excellent haircut-themed books abound, such as Don Freeman's Mop Top (Viking, 1955), Elivia Savadier's No Haircut Today! (Roaring Brook, 2005), and Matthew McElligott's Even Monsters Need Haircuts (Walker, 2010), the silly illustrations might catch some young readers' attention.-Susan Weitz, formerly at Spencer-Van Etten School District, Spencer, NYα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Top customer reviews
The book is adorable. Features a monster who loves his hair and thinks cutting it will make him different. He learns otherwise. Quirky illustrations. Your kids will love it.
I am a theatre educator and will use this book ( and hopefully others to come) in my classes to stimulate creative fun. I enjoy how these characters ignite the students imagination and creative exploration!
The illustrations hold great new surprises every time you revisit the book. I find great delight as I watch my students become the characters in this book and explore the FUN of trying on the characters and their view of the world.
Keep writing, Bethany Barton, you offered a new treasure to a child's book favorites, and I look forward to many more of Stuart's adventures.