Beard Boy by John Flannery
  

Beard Boy

Written by John Flannery
Illustrated by

Synopsis

Beard Boy by John Flannery

Ben tries his best to start on some scruff, but nothing works quite right. And when his dad explains he might have to wait 'til he's older for a beard of his own, he decides to take some more permanent action with a marker that is in the end, Ben just wants to look like his dad, and the two finally find a convenient compromise in this delightful new picture book.

Reviews

Praise for Beard Boy In this well-paced debut, Flannery keeps the tone light-hearted, with Steve Weinberg's freewheeling illustrations -- his thick, loose lines have just the right touch of kid-gone-to-town-with-a-crayon -- adding wonderfully to the festive, affectionate mood. --The New York Times

Comically charming, this one-of-a-kind story celebrates the unique bond that connects father, son, and facial hair. A refreshing cut for young readers. --Kirkus Reviews

Tailor-made for children with a yen to be just like their parental units, this is an inclusive and funny urban alternative to Frank Asch's classic Just Like Daddy. --Booklist

A befitting tale for Father's Day and a welcome addition to any collection needing amusing and engaging stories about father-child relationships. Ideal for storytime or for one-on-one sharing. --School Library Journal Praise for Beard Boy

Comically charming, this one-of-a-kind story celebrates the unique bond that connects father, son, and facial hair. A refreshing cut for young readers. Kirkus Reviews

Flannery debuts with a sweetly goofy story about a young family that includes an emotive boy with a beard fixation Weinberg ( Rex Finds an Egg! Egg! Egg! ) works in a playfully disarrayed style, using loose squiggle to outline his characters in bright purple, bringing a jittery energy to the pages. Publishers Weekly

Booklist

Praise for Beard Boy

Flannery debuts with a sweetly goofy story about a young family that includes an emotive boy with a beard fixation Weinberg ( Rex Finds an Egg! Egg! Egg! ) works in a playfully disarrayed style, using loose squiggle to outline his characters in bright purple, bringing a jittery energy to the pages. Publishers Weekly

Booklist

About the Author

John Flannery is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. He has had a beard for as long as he can remember, and yes, food does get stuck in it. John lives in Brooklyn, New York. This is his first book. Steven Weinberg is an illustrator and writer who currently lives in the Catskills by way of Brooklyn, Morocco, Beijing and Maine, to name a few. Steven's Rex Finds an Egg! Egg! Egg!, was his debut as a children's author/illustrator.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages

Author

John Flannery
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Publisher

G.P.Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers' an imprint of Penguin Putnam Inc

Publication date

23rd May 2016

ISBN

9780399173363


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