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Book-O-Beards / Book-O-Masks Review

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I was recently asked to review some children’s books and as Mia is obsessed with books (we have hundreds!!) I jumped at the chance to road test some of the newest out there.

When I first received the Book-O-Beards and Book-O-Masks books (part of the Wearable Books collection available at Curious Fox) I was a bit sceptical about just how good they would be. I had seen them on the Curious Fox website and thought they looked good fun but wasn’t sure if Mia would particularly enjoy them. How wrong was I?!


As soon as I unpacked the books, Mia was instantly interested in them. The books themselves have bold, bright pictures on each page and are made to be hard wearing. With them being hard backed books they will last a while yet even with Lottie around!

Each page has a different ‘character’ to choose from, the pictures are detailed and stand out from the page due to their bold, bright colours. The idea is that you hold the book up to your face (either nose for the Beards book or eyes for the Masks book) and you instantly become one of the ‘characters’.


They look surprisingly good; I was impressed by just how much fun the books are. It didn’t take Mia long to work out what to do with them, we used a mirror so she could see herself and she found them really funny! She kept asking for me to take photos of her and show her them. The great thing is that the 6 ‘characters’ in each book are recognisable and Mia knew all but one of them. Some of the ‘characters’ you can be are; a Pirate, Police Officer, Wrestler, and Ice Hockey Player.


Mia struggled to hold the books up by herself when she was younger as they are quite thick and heavy, which they need to be but with a little help she was able to enjoy the books with no problem. She laughed so much at the pictures.


Each page has a little rhyme that goes along with the ‘characters’ and Mia enjoyed me reading the books as much as she did looking at the pictures. The books have still made us laugh a week later, they are brilliant for a bit of family entertainment and we will definitely be getting them out with the family on Christmas Day!

Currently retailing at £5.99 (Curious Fox) they are great books, that will have you all chuckling away. I recently bought the Book-O-Teeth so we only have the Book-O-Hats to get now!

Book-O-Beards / Book-O-Masks By Lemke & Lentz  

Have you seen the Book-O-Beards or Book-O-Masks?


  • To Arizona and beyond

    These look like such fun! I love the idea of the book of teeth too. The quality of the illustrations looks great. Thanks for sharing, I’m going to check them out! #KCACOLS

  • Maria

    What great books – I have never seen these before but can imagine the hours of fun my boys would have with these!

    Thank you for linking up to #KCACOLS and I hope to see you back again on Sunday x

  • The Pramshed

    These books are brilliant and so much fun to use, I can already see that my daughter would love them (although she is only 8 months old). I love books like this, as it really gets the child engaged with the book and its concept. All books should have beards in them. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back next Sunday. Claire x

    • mummydaddymia

      Yes it does doesn’t it! I imagine if you had a child who struggled with reading and enjoying books, they would be ideal for them! 🙂

  • Ellen

    These look hilarious! I adore stuff like this, we got those facemat things where you put them up to your face and end up with a beard or pout or whatever, this looks like a kids version haha. Glad you enjoyed them! #KCACOLS

  • A Moment with Franca

    These books look so much fun!! I would love to get them for my girls too. Sienna is only 20 months but I think she will find them funny. Bella of course, being nearly 6 will love it. She is very girly but at the same time she loves all these characters. Great review!! Thanks so much sharing this at #KCACOLS!. It is always great to have you!! Hope to see you again on Sunday! 🙂 xx

  • justsayingmum

    oh what an inspired book – wish I’d been the brains behind that! that you for sharing – I have my godson’s birthday coming up and I know he would find it so funny! Fab pictures too #KCACOL

    • mummydaddymia

      They are really fun! They do a couple of other new ones which I’m definitely going to buy Mia as she loves them still! 🙂

  • Madeline

    Haha, they look so much fun! My son would have me take endless photos of him if he had either book! x #KCACOLS

  • Bread

    What a great idea for a book. Definitely got to get Snappy s a couple of these. #KCACOLS

  • Jason

    Love these! I could see my boy getting a real kick out of the beard book. He loves beards, mainly because his grandad has a big bushy beard. Thanks for sharing #KCACOLS

  • Squirmy Popple

    Those look like so much fun! My baby loves books, and while she’s probably too young to appreciate how these books work, they would definitely give me and her dad a chuckle. 🙂 #justanotherlinky

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