It's Weird to Grow a Beard

It's Weird to Grow a Beard

by Neal Fox


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What better way to teach life lessons to young children than to infuse them with humor, rhymes and colorful illustrations. A wonderful little book for parents to read to their children before bedtime or teachers wanting to introduce the class to poetry.

There once was a nose with exceptional gift.
He could tell you the color of things that he whiffed.

He'd stick up his nostrils high in the air,
and call off the colors of your shoes and your hair...

Then-the Nose who knows everything gets a surprise! In Nelly Shmagessen's delicatassen the sandwiches reach a mile high. Best friends Ickey and Gooey really stick together. Stan the Man makes houses out of gravy. A mutt in a rut gets help from a friend. And, a curious cat learns when to keep his mouth shut.

These are some of the hard-to-resist characters from award-winning composer, filmmaker, author and artist, Neal Fox. Curl up with this book and the world will be a cozy place where you can feel good about being yourself.

Neal's first book of poetry exclusively for kids ages 2 to 10.
17 poems, 39 full color illustrations, in the style of Shel Silverstein and Jack Prelutsky.
A must for any child from ages 3 through 8.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781481890458
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/21/2013
Pages: 62
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.16(d)

About the Author

Neal Fox is the kind of person who zigs when everyone else zags. (In fact, that's the theme of his poem, "Why Not?") He hates being one of the crowd, doesn't like to conform, and sees no point in limiting his creativity. Eccentric and eclectic, he's won awards for music, videos, and art.

Fox is the co-creator of the Confetti Company books (with recordings narrated by actor Robert Guillaume). The multicultural series inspired the HBO special, Happy Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child.

As a writer of children's songs ("Big Horned Sheep," "I'm an Elephant"), it was natural to move into poetry. Fox loves to play with words and never takes anything-including himself-too seriously. His style ranges from innocent to edgy, heartwarming to hilarious. He can give a lesson without a lecture, make kids feel smarter, and make the world a friendlier place.

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It's Weird to Grow a Beard 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
This_Kid_Reviews_Books More than 1 year ago
“It’s Weird to Grow a Beard” is full of a variety of funny poems about all kinds of things! From growing a weird beard, to a sandwich miles high, to a cat who swallowed a frog, this book has one silly poem after the next! I enjoyed the poems in this book. The poems were very funny and unique! The book had a lot of illustrations too. The illustrations were also funny and went really well with the poems! I think any kid would enjoy the poems in the book. There’s one word in the book that parents may object too (it starts with c and rhymes with happy), but I also know that some families/cultures don’t think that word is impolite. The poems are fun, and the rhymes flow well and I LOVE the silliness! I think silly poems are a great way of getting kids into reading poetry and the poems in this book are right for that! **NOTE I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.