Thursday, March 12, 2015

Mustache Baby by Bridget Heos

Mustache Baby 
by Bridget Heos
illustrated by Joy Ang
40 pages
Clarion Books 
May 2013

Book Jacket Summary
When Baby Billy is born with a mustache, his family takes it in stride. They are reassured when he nobly saves the day in imaginary-play sessions as a cowboy or cop and his mustache looks good-guy great. But as time passes, their worst fears are confirmed when little Billy’s mustache starts to curl up at the ends in a suspiciously villainous fashion. Sure enough, “Billy’s disreputable mustache led him into a life of dreadful crime.” Plenty of tongue-in-cheek humor and cartoonish illustrations make this the perfect baby-shower gift for a mustachioed father-to-be.

My Thoughts 
Teeheheheel This was a funny concept that just begged for a picture book. Plus now I have a go to book for baby showers for my guy friends. It will be perfect for parents who have a love of 80's TV shows that starred cops with mustaches or cowboys with honor. I am not sure if the kids will understand all the cliches involved but some might have taken in our cultural literacy through other books or kid shows. I would say that this is more of an adult oriented picture book that parents will share with their children. That is not a bad thing though. I think the parent's joy over it will enthuse a child into enjoying it over and over. Also, a baby with a mustache will probably crack a kid up.
The art work is very well done and the mustache is perfect for each scenario that come up. Pick this one up and take a look!

Book Pairings
Mustache Baby Meets His Match


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