Avocado Mustache (Kira Barrett)

Hello, friends! Our book today is Avocado Mustache by Kira Barrett, an adorable ode to messy eaters.

When babies are eating, things are bound to get messy! And in the pursuit of nomming on various mushy foods, very little ones will often find themselves sporting some new facial adornments. Be it an avocado mustache, a kale handlebar, or some mac n’ cheese muttonchops, happy babies are experts at turning their meals into statement styles all their own.

Delightful. This colorful board book takes the oh-so-familiar face of a messy eater and makes it into something fun and silly that readers of any age can giggle at. A diverse cast of babies – both boys and girls in a rainbow of skintones – sport the ridiculous and often gravity-defying baby-food facial hairstyles, ranging from Dalis to beardstaches to an impressive carrot-fig freestyle. The text is simple: a short intro and outro, then two to three words describing the puréed food in cutesy terms and the type of hairstyle it’s emulating within the main body. It’s a short, sweet, and easy read that will entertain the smallest bookworms, but will also likely get some laughs out of older siblings as well, making this a great read for multiple ages. JJ loved the joyful baby faces, and simply got a kick out of the catchy title. This one’s a winner, and we definitely recommend it. Baby Bookworm approved!

(Note: A copy of this book was provided to The Baby Bookworm by the author in exchange for an honest review.)