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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Clarion Books (May 14, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0547773579
  • ISBN-13: 978-0547773575
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 9.3 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,321 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

K-Gr 1-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. Quirky, silly fun.-Jennifer Miskec, Longwood University, Farmville, VAα(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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It’s apparent right from the start: Baby Billy has been born with a mustache. When asked what it means, the nurse replies that it depends on “whether it’s a good-guy mustache or a bad-guy mustache.” At first, it’s good. He becomes a toddler lawman, catching thieves with their hands in the cookie jar. But as his mustache grows and curls up at the ends, Billy becomes bad. Very bad. Throughout, the text relies on puns that the intended audience may not catch as Billy becomes a cat burglar and then a cereal criminal. What children will delight in, however, is Ang’s sturdy digital artwork, which gives her characters the heft of wooden toys even as they zip around the page. The pictures wring every bit of fun and humor from the story, with Billy taking on many mustachioed personas including painter, pilot, and cowboy (good) as well as train robber (bad). The intriguingly designed book shows Billy from many angles, often on the move, sometimes behind (crib) bars, and full of personality. The surprise ending accents the fun. A mustached baby will surely make audiences howl during read-alouds. Preschool-Grade 1. --Ilene Cooper

More About the Author

Bridget Heos is the author of Mustache Baby, illustrated by Joy Ang, and the forthcoming sequel, Mustache Baby vs. Beard Baby (2015.) She has also written more than 60 nonfiction children's titles, including Stronger Than Steel, with photographs by Andy Comins. The Scientists in the Field title was named a Junior Library Guild selection. Bridget lives in Kansas City with her husband and four children. You can visit her on the Web at authorbridgetheos.com, on Facebook @Author Bridget Heos, or on Twitter @BridgetHeos.

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My 3 1/2 year old son loves this book.
K. Saunders
The words, the story idea, the illustrations, it's just a sweet, easy, funny book you need to read.
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This book would be great for a baby shower or a sibling gift.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Emily Wilson on May 19, 2013
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this book is great and totally off the wall... in a fun, refreshing way.

the humor and silliness are along the lines of Boss Baby (Marla Frazee) but Mustache Baby is even quirkier. the question is: does that baby's mustache make him a good guy or a bad guy? while children will certainly find it engaging, parents may find it especially enjoyable because the humor hits at both kid and adult levels. and after all, who doesn't want to see cute illustrations of a baby with a mustache??

the reason i give it 4 rather than 5 stars is the text. while it is fun and hip, some of the words, such as "disreputable," are inappropriate for a picture book. i understand the humor in presenting a giant word like that, but it means i'm either asking my 3-year-old to learn a rarely-used-5-syllable word, or i'm substituting it for something else. not a huge deal, just too adult-centric. my other problem is a story issue on a particular page. i won't spoil the book, but a couple pages before the end, there seems to be a page missing. the problem is solved *poof* just like that (even the illustrations reflect a change we were not told about) and we all move on without question to the very funny joke at the end. i do love the ending, but we get there too easily.

still, very funny and a visual treat, Mustache Baby is bound to bring laughs!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By T. Robinson on August 27, 2013
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My kids love this book! It has a cute ending too. We read it every night. I will probably by this as gifts as well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Shanna on January 7, 2014
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My 3yr old found this at our local library and was so sad that we had to return it. He has had some attachments to a few books, however this was the first time I had seen him so upset about a book return. When he woke up Christmas morning, he was so happy to see that Santa brought him Mustache Baby!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By kelly on October 30, 2013
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Funky and fun. My 4-yr-old thinks this book is hilarious. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a different kid's book.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By hpalpant on August 18, 2013
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My husband has a thing for facial hair, and this was a gift for him, even though we have a baby. This book made us laugh. It's super creative, and we've already bought copies for others too.
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This is a very sweet and funny book about a baby born with a Mustache. His parents wait to see if it is a good guy mustache or a bad guy mustache. We picked this up from the library one day and my daughter (she is 1) loved it so much we purchased it and added it to our permanent collection. Now it is one of the books that gets read almost every night. I highly recommend it. It's enjoyable for both kids and parent alike.
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By Miss Em on June 25, 2014
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Oh... Has the nation gone mustache crazy? We have in our family... We just celebrated a third birthday and had a mustache bash! This was one of the presents. My three year old likes this story immensely; a baby that is born with a mustache. Will he be good or bad?! The ending is fun and unexpectedly, really adorable overall....
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By FrogBear59 on June 25, 2014
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One of the best children's books out there. My boys (3 yrs old and 4 yrs old) love this book. I highly recommend it
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