Author(s): Lee Fox & Cathy Wilcox
Ella Kazoo will not brush her hair. She hides in the cupboard and under the stair, she roars at her mum like a big growly bear, she whines and she moans and she howls in despair, but Ella Kazoo will not brush her hair! Ella Kazoo will do anything to avoid having her hair brushed. Her poor mother is beside herself with frustration as she watches Ella's hair get more and more out of control. But what happens when Ella's hair develops a mind of its own? Find out in this delightful tale, told in rollicking verse, about a girl who's got just what it takes to change a really bad hair day into a happy situation for all.
Lee Fox grew up in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray. She has been a production assistant for a commercial radio station, a stripper's assistant, a Mormon, a cook in a childcare centre and a store manager on a remote Aboriginal community -- not necessarily in that order. A mother of five children, Lee's writing career began in 2005 with several articles published in The Age. Lee lives in Castlemaine, Victoria, and shares a beautiful garden and rambling farmyard with her partner and her youngest daughter. Cathy Wilcox is a Sydney-based book illustrator and cartoonist, drawing cartoons and illustrations for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, as well as other magazines and books. Two of her popular picture books, A Proper Little Lady, written by Nette Hilton, and Boris and Borsch, written by Robin Klein, were shortlisted by the CBCA, and she has won several Stanley Awards for illustration and been nominated for a Walkley Award for journalism.