Bold, retro colors and zany characters bring to life the erratic humor of the B'52's song "Wig!". From cheap toupees to big bouffants, everybody's sporting a wig as they journey to the neon side of town. Along with fun-filled lyrics and head-piling hairdos are offbeat sight gags that will keep children in stitches.
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A younger generation gets a hair-raising helping of classic kitsch, courtesy of the B-52's. Adapted from a song on the group's 1986 album Bouncing off the Satellites, the book celebrates hairy headgear as men, women and children alike cover their pates with tall wigs, curly wigs, flowered wigs and indescribably weird wigs. There is no plot, just fanciful impressions of lyrics like "Carol's fall fell/ Bubba's got a big bouffant on." Outlandishly coiffed characters stroll past a theater marquee advertising Hair ("Next week: The Braid-y Bunch"); a green-tressed fellow puns, "Fred bought his hairpiece at the thrift store-you know why? Because he didn't want TO PAY" (those who miss the joke are clued in by a "Toupee Special" sign). The authors have rearranged the song's verses, interrupting the original rhythm, but only ardent bouncing-ball followers will object. In debut illustrator Levine's cartoonish acrylic paintings, strong diagonal lines and undiluted colors convey a buoyant, extroverted spirit; varying typefaces and creatively placed text increase the eye-boggling effect. This volume could easily prompt a dress-up session-or even a trip to what the B-52's call "the neon side of town." All ages.
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Kindergarten-Grade 3-The lyrics to the B-52's song "Wig" (from the 1986 album Bouncing Off the Satellites), illustrated in a zany style. The year is 2525 and everyone is heading to the "...neon side of town." "Julia's got a wig, Phyllis has a wig...Carol's fall fell, Bubba's got a big bouffant on." The hairdos are checkered, spiraled, flowered, purple, green-one sports a fish bowl; another is shaped like a birthday cake, yet another like a Christmas tree. Bright acrylic illustrations are done in a pop-cartoon style; a variety of typefaces adds to the dazzling art. Levine accurately captures the flavor of the group's music. Still, the audience for this title remains a mystery. It has no plot or substance. The humor ("Fred bought his hairpiece at a thrift store...because he didn't want TO PAY!") might appeal to older readers, but the only people who will really appreciate this book are hard-core B-52's fans and their kids.?Helen Rosenberg, Chicago Public Library, IL
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Book Description Hyperion, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0786800798
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Book Description Hyperion, New York, 1995. Hard Cover in Dust Jacket. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Laura Levine (illustrator). First Edition. 1995 First Edition glossy Hardcover book in original matching Dustjacket. BRAND NEW from 1995 publisher; Never opened, Never owned, Never marked. Scuff marks to back of jacket on these last ones in the box; Still Nice clean Gift Giving quality. Big colorful book, published for kids, but fun for grownups as well! 8 x 10 " size, 1/4" thick; 32 pages, illustrated throughout with bright colorful illustrations. The colorful eccentric art of Laura Leine brings to life the simple but rollicking lyrics of the song " Wig " , by the world renowned rock 'n' roll band, the B-52's. Join with the crew in these great illustrations of wigs and toupees, inspired by the song, and the tall bouffant hairdos worn onstage by the two female members , Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson. With Fred Schneider , Ricky Wilson and Keith Strickland , they formed their band in in Athens , Georgia in 1976, released their debut album in 1979, and rocked the charts dance clubs around the world. Artist Laura Levine has had her illustrations published in many magazines, including the New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and Time; and also has had solo exhibits of her paintings in Los Angeles and New York. She comes from a long line of wig wearers ! " Wig! " by the B-52's and Laura Levine; published by Hyperion Books for Children, New York, 1995, First Edition Hard Cover in DJ *** Securely packed for Safe delivery ~ Shipping safely worldwide since 1965 *** Size: 8 x 10 x 1/4 ". Bookseller Inventory # 91080
Book Description Hyperion, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110786800798
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