A BEARD LIKE MY DAD, CHILDREN'S BOARD BOOK
The perfect bedtime story for your little one and the perfect gift for the Holiday Season, baby showers, a birthday, Father's Day, new dads, first libraries, grandfathers, and more!
A Beard Like My Dad -
Story By: Michael A. Warren, @michaelofalwd
Art By: Melvin Nesbitt Jr., @melvinnesbittjr
Book Design: A Life Well Dressed Company @alwdcompany
Published By: A Life Well Dressed Company
© 2019 A Life Well Dressed Company
Size: 7.5” x 6” X 1”
A Beard Like My Dad is the first title from A Life Well Dressed, written by co-founder Michael A. Warren. A Beard Like My Dad is a genuine story celebrating fatherhood with New York as the backdrop highlighting diversity and teaching geography.
“From Uptown, to Downtown and Brooklyn too, I’ve even seen animals with beards at the Bronx Zoo.”
The story at its core, shows two simple common threads Michael found amongst numerous fathers in New York; he noticed their beards and the love of their children. From this simple observation, and a tug at he’s own beard by his son Michael David, comes A Beard Like My Dad that highlights these common threads in a honest, fun and vibrant way. The artist Melvin Nesbitt Jr., a resident of Washington, DC took initial sketches by the author and during the vicissitudes of 2020, tapped into the innocent joy kids experience with their fathers and the pride father’s have for their children. His unique technique of paper mache cut outs puts forth lively details that brings to life each character and scenes of New York in a new way. With whimsical structure, Melvin Nesbitt Jr. masterfully blends the story and art together with intentionality and spirit.
When I had the idea for this book, I was working as an Account Executive in New York and spent weekends with our son still in the stroller taking in the sights. He tugged at my beard in Brooklyn and the inspiration for A Beard Like My Dad was seeded into my spirit. I love designing and creating, but a children’s book is different. This is for the world and the culture, with so much care and passion poured into it. I’m no longer with that job in New York, and have since moved out of the area and leading our company A Life Well Dressed. But all that New York is and has been to me, my wife and my son, is in us and this book! NY, thank you.