Mustache Baby (lap board book) (Board book)
HMH Books for Young Readers, 9781328910486, 36pp.
Publication Date: August 7, 2018
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 board book the perfect baby-shower gift for a mustachioed father-to-be.
About the Author
Joy Ang has illustrated many picture books in addition to the Mustache Baby books, as well as the NYT best-selling The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid. She lives in Bellevue, Washington.
Twitter at @Joy_Ang
Praise For Mustache Baby (lap board book)…
"The book's oddball sense of humor is unflagging."
"A mustached baby will surely make audiences howl during read-alouds."
"You never know what you'll get in the delivery room, and something isn't quite right with this new baby. . . . Heos's offbeat tale muses on the possibilities, playing off parental hope and panicky nightmares."
—New York Times Book Review
"[This] book bristles with appealing humor."
—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Quirky, silly fun."
—School Library Journal