Billy Tartle in Say Cheese!

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Alfred A. Knopf, Jul 10, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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How can Billy Tartle make his class picture super-cool? How about a cool haircut—a Mohawk with big spikes! And it must be bright-bright yellow, no pink, no green—well some kinda cool color! Billy's mom just wants him to get a regular old haircut, look handsome, and smile nice—sooo bo-ring! Will Billy be able to outwit her and kindly Barber Ken?

Of course!

A familiar childhood ritual is given a fresh, nutty spin in this tale of how kids want things to be fun and parents want things to be normal. But everybody will smile when Billy Tartle gets into the picture!

Michael Townsend, a recent graduate of the School of Visual Arts, makes his debut with this fun, loopy story. He lives in Lansdale, Pennsylvania.

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User Review  - Kaberasturi - LibraryThing

This funny comic shows Billy's attempt to spice up picture day at his school. This book would be appropriate for children in grades 1-3. The central issues addressed are individuality and creativity. I would use this book to exemplify thinking outside the box (after picture day). Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Billy's plans to liven up his class picture are derailed, but only temporarily in this engaging, comic-strip-style debut. Despite precise instructions to the barber to give him a spiky pink 'do like ... Read full review


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