Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 4 to 7
- Grade: p to 2
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 authors
Bridget Heos is the author of Mustache Babyand Mustache Baby Meets His Match, as well as many nonfiction books for young readers. She lives in Kansas City, Missouri, with her husband and four children. Visit her website at www.authorbridgetheos.com.
Joy Ang is an illustrator living in Edmonton who has worked in both the comic and gaming industry. Recently she has been creating art for children’s books as well as self-publishing a comic anthology called The Anthology Project. When she’s not creating art she’s either enjoying board games with friends, reading a graphic novel, or figuring out what her next project might be.
Winner of the 2017 Colorado Children's Book Award
"Occasional badness has never been so good."
"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