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

15 Apr

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.

41 Responses to “It’s Weird to Grow a Beard! By Neal Fox”

  1. ontheplumtree April 15, 2013 at 7:38 am #

    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.


    • thiskidreviewsbooks April 15, 2013 at 6:38 pm #

      Sure you can reblog it! ๐Ÿ˜€ I hope you (and your husband) love this book! ๐Ÿ˜€


  2. Michelle Isenhoff April 15, 2013 at 7:43 am #

    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.


    • thiskidreviewsbooks April 15, 2013 at 6:38 pm #

      It always seems to be bad weather when we go there (windy and cold)… (We went there to watch races before)


  3. Kirsten Larson April 15, 2013 at 9:38 am #

    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. Barbara April 15, 2013 at 9:59 am #

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


  5. Joanna April 15, 2013 at 10:41 am #

    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. Catherine Johnson April 15, 2013 at 11:11 am #

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


  7. Genevieve Petrillo April 15, 2013 at 12:30 pm #

    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. Patricia Tilton April 15, 2013 at 12:59 pm #

    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. Naomi Fox April 15, 2013 at 1:39 pm #

    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. julie rowan zoch April 15, 2013 at 4:03 pm #

    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. K.L. Pickett April 15, 2013 at 8:04 pm #

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


  12. Darlene April 16, 2013 at 12:46 am #

    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. Stephanie@Fairday's Blog April 16, 2013 at 1:27 pm #

    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. nealfox April 16, 2013 at 2:12 pm #

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



  15. Naomi Fox April 16, 2013 at 6:40 pm #

    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™‚


    • Neal Fox April 16, 2013 at 7:34 pm #

      Oops! Sorry about that, Erik. Now I’M embarrassed. ๐Ÿ™‚


      • thiskidreviewsbooks April 17, 2013 at 7:17 am #

        Don’t worry about it! I get it all the time! I know an Eric, Aric and now an Erec! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • thiskidreviewsbooks April 17, 2013 at 6:53 am #

      It’s OK. It happens… Often. ๐Ÿ˜‰


      • nealfox April 17, 2013 at 7:59 am #

        To me, too. Most people spell my name as Neil. ๐Ÿ™‚


      • thiskidreviewsbooks April 19, 2013 at 7:06 am #



  16. Myra GB April 16, 2013 at 7:14 pm #

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


  17. readingwithrhythm April 16, 2013 at 7:57 pm #

    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!


  18. ontheplumtree April 18, 2013 at 5:02 am #

    Reblogged this on On The Plum Tree.


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