Mustache Baby Meets His Match

Mustache Baby Meets His MatchWritten by Bridget Heos, Illustrated by Joy Ang

I saw this at Costco and snatched it up because I absolutely LOVED Mustache Baby and so did my students. At the end of Mustache Baby the doorbell rings and there at the door is a new friend Beard Baby. The humor and excitement continue in Mustache Baby Meets His Match! Will he have a good guy mustache this go around or a bad guy mustache? What about Beard Baby, good or bad?
It was so fun to have my students predict a sequel to Mustache Baby, then I read Mustache Baby meets his Match to them. Delightful pictures that include fun realistic clues to the story and situations the kids can completely relate to! Love this book, I hope she writes more!  I’ve read both Mustache books to my sixth and fifth graders and they love them just as much as the younger kids!

Review by Kim Richards, William Penn Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades K-6

Mustache baby Billy meets his match when the baby next door, Baby Javier, comes to play. Trying to outdo each other only leads to a fight, and where Billy wanted Javier to be his sidekick, he instead becomes his bitter rival. Now reading this review so far, you might get the impression that this is a serious story about friendship and competitiveness. But, on the contrary, Mustache Baby Meets His Match is hilarious, while teaching “sometimes the most important race is being the first to say you’re sorry.” When I read this book to young students in school, they were so excited. Mustache Baby was such a big hit that the hold list went on for miles! So, this book, its sequel, has created the same kind of excitement. With a Mustache Baby and a Beard Baby it’s a perfect match. The funny story and equally funny and colorful illustrations blend so well together. I loved the imagination of the babies, using everyday items around the house to create their play. And Mom, the patient referee, steps in to teach an important message about competiveness and true friendship. This book opens up so many doors to discuss this message. We had so much fun reading and laughing along and the fight scene at the end, well, you just have to read Mustache Baby Meets His Match!

Review by Renee Larsen, Hillside Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades PreK-2

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Mustache Baby Meets his Match
Written by Bridget Heos, Illustrated by Joy Ang
Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
40 pages
Release Date: March 3, 2015

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