Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 4 to 7
- Grade: p to 2
When Baby Javier comes for a playdate, Baby Billy, a.k.a. Mustache Baby, feels the need to show him a thing or two, seeing how Javier’s new to town—and also sports an impressive beard. What ensues is a hilarious test of wills and facial hair, as each baby sets out to prove his manliness. It seems Mustache Baby may have truly met his match . . . but one-upmanship isn’t the point of a playdate, is it?
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.
"Ang's cinematic cartoon illustrations are again a joy. More a Mustache Toddler now but still getting into hairy situations, Baby Billy's still good fun."
"The animated digital illustrations capture the spirit of competition between the children and add much humor...Children will also appreciate the playful tone of the narrative, which is replete with allusions to the Old West."
—School Library Journal
"The witty cartoonish illustrations provide additional humor, and the toddlers' constantly morphing facial hair helps emphasize their passtionate, over-the-top reactions. Younger readers will enjoy the silly story, and older readers will appreciate the amusing details threaded through the artwork."