cover image Mustache Baby Meets His Match

Mustache Baby Meets His Match

Bridget Heos, illus. by Joy Ang. Clarion, $16.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-544-36375-5

Billy, a toddler with an enviable mustache, is used to ruling the roost. So when Baby Javier shows up with a full beard, competitiveness leads to Wild West–worthy dueling: “Billy had never seen such grit. Except when he was looking in the mirror. He intended to prove that he was the true hero, and Javier was just his sidekick.” As in Mustache Baby, Heos and Ang are in perfect comedic sync, and the story’s hyperbolic twists will keep kids and their parents thoroughly entertained. Ages 4–8. Agent: Kelly Sonnack, Andrea Brown Literary Agency. (Mar.)