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 Beard boy
 Author: Flannery, John

 Illustrator: Weinberg, Steven

 Publisher:  Putnam
 Pub Year: 2016

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [31] p., col. ill., 26 cm.

 BTSB No: 340172 ISBN: 9780399173363
 Ages: 3-5 Grades: K

 Beards -- Fiction
 Father-son relationship -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

Ben wants a beard just like his dad. He 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 and his dad find the perfect solution in this picture book celebrating the bond between father and son.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.30
   Points: .5   Quiz: 183347

   Kirkus Reviews (03/15/16)
   Booklist (04/15/16)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 04/15/2016 Everywhere Ben looks in his crowded, hipster neighborhood, men—and some women—sport beards of diverse shape and character. As does his dad, whose reassurance that Ben will have one of his own by the time he is older is no comfort. “I don’t want to wait until I’m an old man,” he wails. “I want to look like you now.” But when Dad takes that the wrong way and shows up at breakfast clean shaven, Ben is understandably struck with horror: “Grow it back. Now.” But of course, that can’t happen overnight, so the lad ingeniously solves the whole problem by dragging his parent to the costume store (owned by his friend Bobby’s bearded dads) to pick out not one but two sets of particularly bodacious clip-on whiskers. 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 (1981). - Copyright 2016 Booklist.

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