I love November because Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. This year, we found a new way to make the month even better. Have you heard of Movember? It began as No Shave November when men (mostly college males) stopped shaving for a month. In 1999, some young men came up with the term Movember when they would grow mustaches instead of full beards. In 2004, the Movember Foundation was formed to encourage men to grow mustaches to raise awareness and money for men’s health issues.
Here’s Agent 007, otherwise known as Sawyer, dressed and ready for some Movember action:
Movember proved to be a great theme as my daughters, Lauren and Roxanne, held a “Little Man” mustache baby shower for their sister, Christina Mee. Books were requested to begin a library for Baby B. Here are the two that I brought along:
Mustache Baby by Bridget Heos (author) and Joy Ang (illustrator) Clarion Books
This book has a great beginning – “When Baby Billy was born, his family noticed something odd,”
Sometimes he had a good guy mustache, but sometimes he had a bad guy mustache:
Things turn out okay in the end because the new neighbors have a child Billy’s age and, fortunately,we get to read about these boys in the sequel, Mustache Baby Meets His Match:
New neighbor, Javier, sports a full beard. Billy is excited to have a sidekick but that’s not what Javier wants to be. They become competitors
until finally they realize there is a better solution:
These are the books you should read when you want to share a good laugh. The text is brisk and witty and the art is fun and expressive. You can’t help but fall in love with these babies! I’ve read them with students from kindergarten through fifth grade as well as adults. It is rare when books can appeal to a broad age range range these books do just that. And, they make great “little man” shower gifts.
My brother, Frank, is a cancer surviver and is participating in Movember activities. The company he works for is making donations to help fund men’s health resources.
Here’s our favorite man still sporting a mustache after all these years:
You might be interested in my pinterest Movember board for more mustache ideas.
And, just for fun, here’s a Youtube video put together by the Movember Foundation.
Have you been doing anything mustache related during Movember?
so FUN! We had a mustache tea party a few years ago. I wished I’d had those books they are adorbs. Where’s your ‘stache Claire?
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Tina Cho says
What a fun theme for a baby shower! Thanks for showing the picture books.
evelyne holingue says
November is then a really great month! I remember the early days of men sporting a mustache for men’s health awarenesss. The picture book sounds pretty cool and very unusual. Love the baby shower idea and you make me miss my dad who also wore a mustache until his last day. Lovely post to honor men and babies too! See you around, Claire.
What a fun post on a serious subject.
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