Age Range: 4 - 7 years Grade Level: Pre-school - 3
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Clarion Books (May 14, 2013)
ABOUT MUSTACHE BABY
This nonsense picture book is about a baby who is born with a mustache. As Billy grows up, the mustache informs his various identities: cowboy, ringleader, Spanish painter, sword fighter, and man of the law. But then, it grows and curls and becomes a bad-guy mustache. Billy then becomes a cereal criminal, a bank robber, and a cat burglar, and gets thrown in jail. Fortunately, his parents are able to reassure him that everyone has a bad-mustache day. Billy becomes a good guy again and scoots off to play with his new neighbor, a little bearded guy. Digitally rendered illustrations are saturated matte cartoons. For the most part, they mirror the text, although the humor is often in the contradictions; while the narrator claims that "everyone loved having Officer Billy around," for example, his sister and brother glare at him for ruining their play.
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MY REVIEW ON MUSTACHE BABY
Quite a clever story. Well done Bridget Heos! I had never read anything like this before so once I heard about it I ran to Chapters to get myself a copy. I loved the illustration and the story is clever. Billy was clearly interesting from when he was born. Helloooo! He had a mustache and it was a mustache that came with an attitude (haha).
"good guy mustache or bad guy mustache". I don't want to give away too much. I loved it. My young 2.5 yr old also loved it and loved the pictures. However, my spouse wasn't too into it. I realized she does not really get mustache jokes/the cowboy-ish mood. So does that mean boys may appreciate this book more than girls? I don't know! I think anyone can enjoy it (both boys and girls) as long as you can enjoy a sinister mustache when you see one.
Bridget also wrote MUSTACHE BABY MEETS HIS MATCH
Anyone else read this book? What did you think? Can you recommend any books like this one?
Content: Lovely illustration, funny character, clever plot, FUN.
Source: I ran to purchase it