Billy Tartle in Say Cheese by Michael Townsend
2008 Gryphon Award Book
Billy Tartle is preparing for picture day at school. His mother takes him to the barbershop where the barber lets him ‘choose’ his haircut then he gets sucker. Billy takes them all and on the walk home his mother asks for one. She started talking to Billy and Billy realizes his way to make picture day fun! The next day he gives all his friends suckers and when the camera flashes the kids teeth are different colors. Billy’s mother’s teeth had turned and he thought it was a hilarious to make the one day he dreaded better!!! The book is told in comic book style and the colors choice were appropriate. I enjoyed reading this book especially how his imagination was so big.