by Bridget Heos
Clarion Books, 2013. Picture book.
When Baby Billy is born with a mustache, his family anxiously waits to find out if it is a good-guy mustache or a bad-guy mustache. At first, Billy’s mustache is noble and just as he morphs from cowboy to Spanish painter to man of the law. But as Billy grows older his mustache starts to curl up at the ends… and his parents’ worst fears are realized. Thus follows a life of dreadful toddler crime. Hilarious cartoony illustrations perfectly round out this silly and dramatic tale of the terrible twos. The follow-up book Mustache Baby Meets His Match is now available.