It’s Weird to Grow a Beard! By Neal Fox

Happy Monday!

On Saturday our family went to the races. This is what I did –


BUT – THIS is what my little sister Josie did –


Yup, that’s right! Josie is officially a racer. It was her fist race. I think that’s pretty cool! She wrote a post about it on her blog (click HERE) please check it out. I am very proud of her!

Now on to the review for today!

April is national poetry month and I have a great poetry book kids will love to tell you about!
weirdtogrowIt’s Weird to Grow a Beard!

By Neal Fox

60 pages – ages 4+

Published by CreateSpace on January 21, 2013 (ebook reviewed)

“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!ย  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!

I give this book 5 out of 5 book worms.fivebooks

To learn more about Mr. Fox, please visit his website by clicking HERE.

Categories: Age 1-5, Age 6-9

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41 replies

  1. Great stuff Erik! I will reblog this tomorrow if I may…I’m always willing to promote poetry and kid’s poetry is just a great thing. My husband has a beard…I must read that poem.

  2. I already visited Josie’s blog. Awesome! I want a go kart! And your weather looks just as gloomy as ours. I did the same thing as you did on Saturday.

    This book looks really silly and fun.

  3. Go Josie! That is so awesome. I do love the picture of you huddled up with the book. My oldest is at the point where he can read early chapter books on his own. On a recent car trip he spent HOURS in the car reading. I remember those days so well. I really had to smile.

  4. Sounds like a fun book. Bet my class would love it.

  5. Go, Josie! Coo trailer, and I do agree that silly poems can be a great way to draw in kids who normally wouldn’t want to read poetry!

  6. I’m going to have to get that one, Erik and go Josie! I love go-karting!

  7. If I ever saw a frog, I would lick it. I would not swallow it like the cat in the poem. I wish I could race like Josie. But Mom says, “Walk nicely.” so no luck….

    Love and licks,

  8. Good for Josie — you guys are really tight. Like that. Also enjoyed the book you shared. It’s sound outrageous and funny. Love the cover.

  9. Thanks for reviewing my husband’s book, Erik. ๐Ÿ™‚ Go karts are definitely fun but I’m addicted to reading. Never seem to have enough free time though. Guess it’s because we’re always working. But that’s a good thing since we love what we do. Take care and continue to be Great!

  10. I wonde rif there are photos of me reading – I bring a book everywhere – almost! And though I am happy for Josie to do something she enjoys, I have never understood the fascination for racing. Especially not if I have a good book, and this one sounds like a lot of fun – I’ll check it out.

  11. I’m glad you wrote this post because now I know what you look like! Sounds like a great book.

  12. I love the title of this book. My husband has a beard (and I love it). This looks like a fun book for the little ones. Way to go Josie! I was always the one reading a book while my friends did more active things. (But I think I turned out alright in the end!)

  13. I love funny poems and this book sounds awesome! I can’t wait to check it out.

    Great picture of you reading and congrats to Josie for racing. Wow!

  14. Hi Eric,
    Just wanted to thank you for reviewing my book. Glad you liked it. ๐Ÿ™‚


  15. Sorry, Erik. The one thing Neal can’t do is spell. But since most people call him Neil…please excuse the error. (He doesn’t know I’m writing this.) ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Oh Erik, this looks like a truly cute book. Loved the book trailer. Congratulations to Josie too! You go, girl!

  17. This book looks like a load of fun! Have you ever grown a beard? We just shaved the beards off our goats. They have big ole thick ones that I’m sure have lots of weird stuff in them. And I like it when you talk about your sister. You have a pretty cool family!

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