The Man with Messy Hair by Pamela Allen
Published by Penguin Books Australia
Pamela Allen has a knack of writing funny and intriguing stories which appeal to children and adults alike and The Man with Messy Hair is no exception.
A man with messy hair, who doesn’t care, goes to work every day and has his lunch in the park. Every day people stare and point at his messy hair.
One day when he falls asleep on the park bench a bird lays an egg in his hair and naturally the man looks after the egg until it hatches.
There are quite a few other books with this storyline but not with the same twist as this one. I won’t give it away though, all I’ll say is that the people who commented about his messy hair call him sir now. You will have to read it to find out.
With rhyming text, expressive and animated drawings The Man with the Messy Hair will quickly become a Pamela Allen favourite and hold a special place in your bookshelf along with Belinda , Daisy All-Sorts, Fancy That and the Mr. McGee series.
A delight for any age and a great book for emerging readers with its good sized print and rhyming text. I will definitely read it in a story time session.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Pamela Allen
Title: The Man with Messy Hair by Pamela Allen
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Published: July 2015