Mustache Baby (Hardcover)

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By Bridget Heos, Joy Ang (Illustrator)
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When Billly was born, his family was thrilled. Except.... he had a moustache. The hospital nurse told them they needed to wait to see if it would be a good-guy mustache or a bad-guy mustache. To their delight, Billy was a good guy -- he caught thieves, and mended broken fences, in a baby-like way. But one day, the ends of his mustache turned up and he was a bad guy, wreaking havoc wherever he went. It looked like bad news until the sheriff (aka Mom) shows up. Fun illustrations by Joy Ang and a clever story make this a book that kids of all ages will love and adults will not mind reading over and over again. For ages 3 and up.

— Cathy


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.

About the Author

Bridget Heos is the author of more than 100 books for kids, including the popular Mustache Baby books and the nonfiction Just Like Us! series. She lives in Kansas City, Missouri, with her husband and four children.
Twitter @bridgetheos

Joy Ang has illustrated many picture books in addition to the Mustache Baby books, including the New York Times 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…

Winner of the 2017 Colorado Children's Book Award   "Occasional badness has never been so good." Kirkus   "The book's oddball sense of humor is unflagging." Publishers Weekly   "A mustached baby will surely make audiences howl during read-alouds." Booklist Online   "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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780547773575
ISBN-10: 0547773579
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: May 14th, 2013
Pages: 40
Language: English
Series: Mustache Baby