Moustaches of various shapes and sizes illustrate the concept of opposites in this playful, interactive board book! Moustache up and moustache down. Which moustache covers up a frown? In this highly interactive board book, young readers can match press-out moustaches of all shapes and sizes with corresponding images printed on each spread. Playful, rhyming text encourages readers to decorate the faces throughout the pages of this book with one of the many included cardstock ’staches, which can be stored in a resealable envelope inside the front cover.
If you don’t factor toddlers in, I’d give this book a 6—the illustrations are cute, the rhymes are catchy and it’s high contrast and edgy in a super cool way. The problem is, however, that the little envelope of cardboard mustaches at the front of the book for sliding into the different slots don’t all hold up to vigorous handling by its toddler audience and our copy has about 1/3 of the mustaches broken or missing.
Daniel Roode is an illustrator and designer who draws inspiration from his French heritage, mid-century modern design, pop art, and nature. Daniel creates the bulk of his art digitally, an appropriate medium for his clean yet tactile aesthetic that has a distinct joie de vivre. He resides in Nashville, Tennessee, with his amazing wife Laura and their two funny cats.