Monday, June 3, 2013

Born with a Beard by Ted Ringer

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.

Born with a beard is a novel about a baby boy who was literally born with a beard. His family brings him home and his adventures among them begin. His father is the breadwinner and intellectual in the family. There is a routine to be followed each day of the week set in place by the father. The boy's mother is a stay-at-home mom who likes to spend time dreaming or preparing surprise meals for the family to try at dinnertime. Last but not least, the big sister attempts to show the baby how things are done all the while dreaming of all things French. Each adventure is another benchmark in the baby's life where things are more interesting than the fact he was born with a beard.

This book was chock full of humor. From the first paragraph to the very last, the author put a comical and positive spin on what could have otherwise been difficult situations. Each chapter deals with the baby's dealings with the family members as well as his thoughts and feelings about his environment. I love that each character had their distinct voice and brought a different aspect to the family. The author was able to blend them well whenever they are in the same chapter together. I especially loved the chapter where the baby was helping the mother pick items to create dinner. All in all, this book was a quick, light-hearted read that put a smile on my face. If you enjoy humorous books, this one is for you!

Born with a Beard by Ted Ringer is available in both paperback and Kindle form. It can be found at at the link below.
Born with a Beard by Ted Ringer

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