Written by: John Flannery
Illustrated by: Steven Weinberg
This is a cute story of a young boy that desperately wants to be like his father. It is a great way to show that children look up to their parents. Sadly, he is unable to grow a beard yet. How will he ever cope with this terrible news?
Here are some questions to get your minds thinking, after you read this book as a family: (as always, adjust questions as needed for the age range in your household)
1. What is something you look up to in your parent/guardian?
2. What is something special your parent/guardian finds special about you?
3. Which beard is your favorite?
4. Have you ever tried to draw on your skin? Do you think it was easy for Ben to get it off?
5. Did you like Ben’s Dad better with or without the beard?
6. Who do you know with a beard?
7. What costume could you dress up as that would need a beard?
8. Do you want a beard someday?
9. Which illustration was your favorite and why?
It is cute that Ben wants to be like his Dad. Make sure you embrace who you are and don’t rush growing up. We are all special just how we are. At the same time, it sure is fun to dress up like other people. After reading this book as a family, it would be a fun activity to put everyone’s name in a hat and draw names. Then dress up like the family member you got and do a runway walk acting like that person. It is always fun to see yourself through another person’s eyes, especially when it is done in a loving and laughable way.
You can purchase this wonderful book here: Beard Boy
Author of Fairy-Tailed Wish – Available on Amazon
It’s more than a book. . . it’s a childhood experience to be treasured for a lifetime.