Boo's Beard

Boo's Beard


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781634502078
Publisher: Sky Pony
Publication date: 10/06/2015
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 3 - 6 Years

About the Author

Rose Mannering is an English writer and international author. She writes both YA and children’s fiction, and her first picture book with illustrator Bethany Straker, entitled The Spotty Dotty Daffodil, was published in 2014. She lives in Kent, England, with naughty twin doggies called Boo and Delilah who don’t like having their beards brushed!

Bethany Straker is an illustrator of picture books and magazines. Her work often leans toward the humorous and has been described as “somewhere between the stylings of a Steve Fiorilla and a Mike Judge series” ( She enjoys the little visual details that others may not notice, loves drawing the grotesque, and champions the underdog. She resides in Kent, England, with her husband and son.

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Boo's Beard 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
mfu11 More than 1 year ago
Tom doesn’t understand other children, but he understands his dog, Boo. He knows that she wags her tail when she’s happy and whines when she’s sad. When a girl called Lydia sees Boo playing in the leaves, she stops to watch and play and laugh and talk to Tom. Lydia works Boo’s beard into different facial expressions and shows Tom. This is a gorgeous book of friendship and understanding. Boo brings so much cuteness to the story, but his furry beard also becomes an excellent teaching tool. Straker’s soft watercolour pallet pairs beautifully with the gentleness of Mannering’s writing. The leafy backdrops and atmospheric skies add extra warmth to the story. Author and illustrator make a great team with their second collaboration.
LivingaFitandFulllife More than 1 year ago
Boo's Beard is a wonderful book to familiarizes children with social disabilities, such as autism and Asperger’s syndrome. In this book children learn the meaning of facial expressions and are introduced to the possibility that some children may have difficulty interacting with them. Using Boo the dog's beard Lydia, the little girl in the book makes it into facial expressions to teach Tom about facial expressions. By the end of the book Tom understands the meaning of his own smile. My kids and I love the illustrations. They are both beautiful and fun. My kids loved this book and I highly recommend it! Disclosure: I received product(s) for free, in exchange for my honest review. I only recommend products I've used personally, and believe will be good fit for consumers.