“Beard In A Box”
In Beard In A Box written and illustrated by Bill Cotter, a young boy wants to be just like his dad. He determines that Dad gets his awesomeness from his beard.
He needs a beard, too.
He follows the 5 step program: picks a style, plants seeds, waters, does face exercises and then… Step 5: Wait 10-15 years. UGH!!
Then things get worse when his dad shaves off his beard. Double UGH!!
In the end, Dad shows his son how to be awesome.
This book promotes imagination, humor and creativity.
TITLE: Beard In A Box
AUTHOR: Bill Cotter
ILLUSTRATOR: Bill Cotter
PUBLISHER: Alfred A. Knopf, 2016
AGE GROUP: 5-7
CREATIVE COMPONENTS: creativity, humor, imagination
1) Design a new beard style.
2) Brainstorm a list of words that you associate with awesomeness. From your list, pick one word to describe your dad and one word to describe you. Combine these two words to invent a new word. Use this new word to write an acrostic poem about your relationship with your dad. (You can also use this exercise with others that you love even your pet.)
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