Billy Tartle in Say Cheese!
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?
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.
Reviews from Goodreads.com
Townsend has created a great character in Billy Tartle. The pages are done in a comic book style with the illustrations in black pen and ink and digital coloring. Billy is tired of the same school picture every year and comes up with a way to make it stand out. C... ...more
This one was chosen, and it's in comic book style, so it was a little harder to do aloud than a stra... ...more