Mustache Baby (board book) (Board book)

Staff Pick Badge
Mustache Baby (board book) Cover Image
By Bridget Heos, Joy Ang (Illustrator)
On Our Shelves Now
Changing Hands Bookstore - Phoenix
On hand as of Oct 14 5:18am

Staff Reviews

What could be better than mustaches and babies? BABIES WITH MUSTACHES! Billy the baby is born with a special kind of mustache that is constantly evolving and leading him into all sorts of crazy adventures! This board book is full of hilarious illustrations and creative narration and is the perfect gift for all mommies, daddies, toddlers and babies alike!
  — From Madeline's Picks


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 sturdy board book the perfect baby gift for a dad with a mustache--or a sense of humor!

About the Author

Bridget Heos is the author of thirteen young adult nonfiction books. She lives in Kansas City with her husband and three sons. Visit her website at

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…

"Occasional badness has never been so good."

"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: 9780544789845
ISBN-10: 0544789849
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: September 6th, 2016
Pages: 36
Language: English
Series: Mustache Baby