Kids Corner: It’s Weird to Grow a Beard by Neal Fox

It's Weird to Grow a Beard

It’s Weird to Grow a Beard
by Neal Fox
Genre: Children’s Poetry/Picture Book
Published: January 21st 2013
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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 got 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 A curious cat learns to keep his mouth shut. And, the Nose who knows everything gets a surprise.

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 be yourself.

Kids Corner: Storytime Vlog

Confession: We received this in the mail on Monday and simply couldn’t wait until Sunday to read this! We only lasted a day, and ended up reading it before bedtime on Tuesday evening. We read only a handful of poems for the purpose of this video, but this book is filled with so many silly poems, it will easily be listed as one of our favorite books to read from before bedtime. My girls love this book so much they insisted I read several more poems once they were tucked into their beds. I recommend this for children of any age!

About the Author

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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. His latest project is a children’s poetry book that he also illustrated titled, “It’s Weird to Grow a Beard.”

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Wife, mother, blogger, author, gamer, and a lover of the culinary arts. Toni lives in Michigan with her husband and four children. If she's not writing or curled up with a book, you'll most likely find her playing with her kids, baking cupcakes, or killing zombies.
  • OMGosh!!! I could spend days over here!!! I’ll have to wait until my son gets home from school and play this for him. He would LOVE this!!!!!

    Your blog ROCKS!! I wish I had more time to do what you do – and go thru your entire site 😉

  • Naomi Fox

    Hi Toni, I’m sorry for the late response but you know it was a strange week for us. Thank you so very much for the wonderful review. The video is just darling—as are you and your daughters. You have an amazing family. I’m sharing the link and Neal will be creating a page on his site so we can help promote the people who help us. 🙂 All the best to you.

    • You are more than welcome, Naomi. My girls LOVE this book. There isn’t a day that goes by, since receiving it, that they don’t grab it off the bookshelf to read. Thank you so much for sending it to us. 🙂