The tactile appeal of books for tots cannot be underestimated, and in Book-o-Beards, kids not only get to ogle fanciful fuzzy-chin creations, they get to wear them!
(Note to self: red curly beards aren't as flattering on 40-something blonde women as Santa's snowy beard.)
I just adored playing with this book. And I'm not even two. Put together by some kind of kooky cool writer/illustrator team (Lemke + Lentz), the design aesthetics of this book are not easily lost--even on those age two.
Succinct text provides each double page spread of hairy goodness interactive possibility--asking the reading to 'arrrg!' like a pirate (with sword clutched in yellowed teeth) or 'yeehaw!' like a mustachioed cowboy.
A lot of fun and totally apt for the Cool Toddler Set of today.
Author: Donald Lemke
Illustrator: Bob Lentz
Publisher: Capstone, $14.95 RRP
Publication Date: 1 March 2015
Format: Hard cover
For ages: 1 - 4
Type: Board Book