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Leah's Mustache Party

by Nadia Mike, illustrated by Charlene Chua

tagged: humorous stories, imagination & play, self-esteem & self-reliance, birthdays, halloween
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list price: $16.95
edition:Hardcover
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published: May 2016
pages: 32
ISBN:9781772270815
publisher: Inhabit Media
Description

"Quirky, playful, affirming fun!"—Kirkus

Four-year-old Leah loved being a pirate for Halloween. She never considered being a princess or a fairy, no matter what her friends said.
But once Halloween has come and gone, Leah misses so many things about her costume. She misses her sword. She misses saying "Arrrr!" But most of all, she misses her silly mustache.
But Leah knows that it doesn't have to be Halloween to play dress up. She can wear a mustache whenever she wants! She can wear one while she's watching a movie, or riding her bike, or playing her favourite game.
So when Leah's birthday finally arrives, she knows exactly what she wants to do: have a party where everyone must wear a mustache! At Leah's mustache party, everyone gets in on the dress-up fun, even Grandma!

About the Authors
Nadia Mike is an Inuit educator, who recently graduated with a Bachelor of Education from the University of Regina. Although Nadia has lived in many communities across the North, she considers Iqaluit, Nunavut, her home. Nadia has two daughters, Leah and Jaime, who constantly teach her to be less serious and enjoy every day. These two girls have also reminded Nadia of the importance of children’s literature, and having stories with settings, characters, and themes that show children that their lives and cultures are important enough to be in books. Nadia loves to travel, cook, sew, and drink strong coffee. In 2014, Nadia published her first book, an Inuktitut-language first-words board book. In 2016, she published Leah’s Mustache Party, her first picture book, followed by Ukaliq and Kalla Go Fishing in 2017.
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Charlene Chua grew up in Singapore, where she divided her time between drawing, reading comics and failing her Mandarin classes. She has worked with clients from Canada, USA, Europe, Singapore and Australia on a wide variety of illustration projects. Charlene lives in Hamilton, Ontario.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
3 to 5
Grade:
p to k
Editorial Reviews

“. . . [T]his simple story, with its quirky subject, captures the refreshing vitality of children . . .”—CM Magazine


“. . . [A]cceptance of Leah’s mother conveys security and stability to young dreamers who want to explore different ideas and try on different looks. Highest recommendations for gender identity acceptance and exploration go to Leah’s Mustache Party.”—Midwest Book Review


“. . . [A] fun little book about a girl, who likes having fun.”—The Reading Castle


“Mike shows how much fun can be had with a few simple props and a bit of imagination.”—Winnipeg Free Press


“I love her mom’s support of Leah’s fascination with mustaches. It would have been easy for her mom to say no, that Halloween was over, but she willingly lets her daughter indulge in her love of the mustache.”—EverythingMom.com


“Quirky, playful, affirming fun!”—Kirkus Reviews