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Mustache BabyMustache Baby by Bridget Heos and Illustrated by Joy Ang
Published by Clarion Books
Pages: 40
Ages: 4-8
Buy It: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Powell’s Books | Indiebound | Book Depository | ISBN/ISBN-13: 0547773579 / 9780547773575
Publishers 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.

Bearded GirlLittlebug Has a Beard Day: Moosetaches! Beards! I read this book every day and it’s the super bestest books I’ve ever had. My brother Turkeybird likes the bad guy mustache the very best, but I like good guy doctor mustache the very very bestest. There’s a part where the bad-guy mustache baby gets locked away in jail, but it’s not really jail it’s just his crib. That’s so silly!

At the end of the book there’s a big surprise and I liked it so super much that I had to draw it on my own face! And I really like my green beard, even if my mom thought it wasn’t a very good idea. This is my favoritest book right now, I super super love the moosetache baby!

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Mom’s Two Cents: When your baby is born with a mustache what is a mom to do? According to the nurse, it all depends on what kind of mustache your newborn ends up with. Will it be a good guy mustache or a bad guy mustache? As Billy grows up his mustache changes to match his interests, from ringleader to sword fighter and even a man of the law, but one day to his parents dismay Billy wakes up with a bad-guy mustache. Will his mustache change his life, making him a cereal criminal or will his mom help him understand that everyone has a “bad-guy mustache” day every now and then?

Hilarious, thoughtful, unique, helpful and over-the-top fun is exactly how I’d sum-up this new favorite picture book of ours. Mustache Baby by Bridget Heos was my most anticipated picture book of 2013 and it not only lived up to expectations but exceeded them. Initially I fell in love with the cover of Mustache Baby, but Joy Ang’s illustrations throughout the story continue to astonish me each time I read through this book. There are clever scenarios of all the good-guy “careers” as well as some really fun takes on what it means to be a “bad-guy” that I couldn’t imagine with any other illustrations.



Overall though, what I loved about Mustache Baby by Bridget Heos was the message it sends to young readers. Billy is a pretty typical kid, he plays, makes mistakes and even has a bad day every now and then. What Billy learns is that one bad-guy mustache day doesn’t equal a lifetime with a bad-guy mustache. This is important for kiddos to understand and not something many books focus on in such a unique & fun way. Everyone has bad days, from mom’s & dad’s to kiddos, but it’s what we choose to do after those down days that makes us who we are.

Mustache Baby by Bridget Heos is by far our favorite picture book this year, for everyone in our family. Here is a story that brings a hilarious light to a great theme in one of the most unique ways I’ve ever seen. Now we’re hoping for a sequel to this fantastic picture book so that hopefully we get a chance to meet the surprise bearded character at the end of the book!

The1stdaughter Recommends: Ages 3 to 12. Our favorite picture book this year! Kiddos will adore this fun story that will help them understand that everyone has a “bad-guy mustache” day every now and then.


Our entire family loves this book so much we’re giving away a copy out of our own stacks! Be sure to entire below using the rafflecopter form and good luck! Open Worldwide!

Print your own Mustache Goodies:
Your very own mustache!


Find Mustache Baby by Bridget Heos and Illustrated by Joy Ang at the following spots:
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Powell’s Books | Indiebound | Book Depository | Goodreads | ISBN/ISBN-13: 0547773579 / 9780547773575

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Mustache Baby by Bridget Heoswas my Nerdy Special List pick for the month of May as well. Please do check out the full list for more May releases you must read.

Thank you so much to the author, Bridget Heos, for providing a copy of this book for review! Connect with her on Twitter and on Facebook!
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23 Responses to Book Review and Giveaway: Mustache Baby by Bridget Heos

  1. Catherine says:

    This book sounds incredibly funny – thanks for such a great giveaway 🙂

    Favourite dinosaur would have to be the Brachiosaurus, his tiny head at the top of a long, graceful neck makes him look quite cute 🙂

  2. This looks adorable!! We would love this for our little library!

  3. anne says:

    Triceratops for sure. What a sweet book.

  4. Word Lily says:

    Um, I’m not entirely sure how to answer that question. Mustache, I guess.

  5. Teresa says:

    Definitely Mustache!

  6. Jasmine Marie says:

    Mustache! 🙂

  7. Rebecca says:

    Such a cute book!

  8. This is sooo soooo sooo cute.
    I loved seeing your little one paint her self in honor.
    Made me smile when I first saw it on Twitter.

  9. Oh boy, I can’t wait to read this book.

  10. Dee says:

    Mustache. I didn’t know there was another option! This book looks adorable. 🙂

  11. Deb Marshall says:

    oh my oh my this looks delightful! thanks for an opportunity to win…and I can print off a mustache? how COOL is that??

  12. Erin Litteken says:

    This looks hilarious! And I usually say mustache, but I’m kind of digging moosetache. I may have to convert.

  13. Cathe Olson says:

    Oh my gosh, my elementary school students are so mustache (not moosestach) crazy. They will love this book!

  14. susan chew says:

    Definitely Mustache ~ sounds so fun!

  15. apple blossom says:

    sounds like a cute book


  16. Heidi Grange says:


    Sounds like a fun read.

  17. pc brown says:

    lol What an adorable book, and YES! Every little person I know loves the idea of a Moosetache! This book would be a fabulous addition to my “8 lower shelves” -thanks for the opportunity!

  18. Mary Preston says:

    Mustache I think!! Such a fun story.

  19. Rhythm says:

    Boy! Does this one look ever so silly! I’ll have to check it out for sure! And I would say Moosetache is the word!

  20. Ingrid says:

    Moosetaches for everyone!

  21. kristin says:

    Mustache. I’m dying to read this! My little guy would love it!

  22. Phil N Sarah says:


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