Laugh your whiskers off with Albert the Gnome in this charming and funny picture book about friendship, self-acceptance — and beards!
A beard is the biggest point of pride for a Gnome, but poor Al can't sprout a single whisker. Each year, Al feels left out of the Beards International Gnome-athalon, B.I.G.
So Al decides to go BIG or go Gnome! It’s a close shave, but with a hidden talent and the help of his friend, Gnorm, Al learns accepting that you are different is the key to fitting in.
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About the Author
Kirsten Mayer has written several books for children, including Game of Gnomes, Go BIG or Go Gnome!, and a New York Times bestseller. She lives in New York City, amidst towers of books and shoes, with two bratty cats and one patient husband.
Having grown up with two rowdy older brothers, avast collection of books and a muddy creek in the backyard, illustrator Laura K. Horton has always had a passion for family, creativity and imagination. Laura earned her BFA in illustration and animation from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. When she's not working, Laura can be found drinking tea, reading, and game designing. She recently obtained her MA from Aalto University, Finland and now lives in Seattle, Washington. Laura is the illustrator of Kirsten Mayer's Game of Gnomes and Go BIG or Go Gnome!
"Offers younger readers clear enough hope that it's OK to be different." —Kirkus Reviews
"Even readers not hip to the various puns will find the array of extravagantly sculptured facial hair on display chortle-worthy . . . or, as Gnorm puts it, “gnome-tastic!” —Booklist
"Debut illustrator Horton ... achieves a fine blend of the comic and the pretty in her mixed-media drawings." —Publishers Weekly
"A fun read-aloud about being true to oneself." —School Library Journal