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Fake Mustache: Or, How Jodie O'Rodeo and her Wonder Horse (and Some Nerdy Kid) Saved the U.S. Presidential Election from a Mad Genius Criminal Mastermind Hardcover – April 1, 2012


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 710L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams (April 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1419701940
  • ISBN-13: 978-1419701948
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #268,956 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Tom Angleberger is the bestselling author of The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, which won the 2010 E. B. White Read Aloud Award for middle readers, Darth Paper Strikes Back, and Horton Halfpott, which Kirkus dubbed “a romp from start to finish.” He lives in Christiansburg, Virginia, with his wife, author and illustrator Cece Bell.


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Very funny with twists!!
Georgia Bates
I liked it because it was interesting and it was good and it teaches me to apologize.
Luis Gomez
I recommend this book to people who like funny books.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on March 22, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Fake Mustache

This book is about a 13 year old boy who tries to take over the world. He only uses a mustache for a disguise. His best friend even tries to stop him. he first runs for president and then... THE WORLD!!!!!!!
his friend does so many things that make the book worth reading and it is exiting to the very end.

I read this because I liked his two origami Yoda books so much. This book was even better! I read it until my mother made me go to bed. Then I got up and finished it the next day. The story was an exiting adventure. I wish I could write stories like this!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Book 'Em Blog on May 19, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Be prepared to laugh! No seriously, I mean it.

Angleberger does it again with this hilarious take on what happens when a seven-year-old has enough money to purchase a "man about town" suit and a "Heidelberg Handlebar Number Seven" mustache.

The novel opens with Lenny Flem Jr.'s point of view, following him through the discovery that his best friend is actually a bank-robbing, governorship-stealing, president-wanting criminal mastermind...all because of a suit and mustache!

The narration is broken into two parts: Lenny and Jodie O'Rodeo. I prefer Lenny's narration, and I felt as if Jodie's took away from the overall novel. But, the chapter titles are clever, the chapter lengths are appropriate, and the overall effect = belly laughs.

While there are parts that will make adult readers go "As if...", young readers will be delighted with the wit and charm of this novel.

This is a fast read, and it is appropriate for both male and female readers.
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19 of 26 people found the following review helpful By M. Heiss on May 6, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This book is an excellent eye-opener wfor kids. It explains perfectly -- PERFECTLY -- how a politician with no recognizable competence can burst on the scene, manipulate millions of TV-watching myrmidons, co-opt thousands of ill-educated workers within unionized and/or clown professions, and rob America blind.

It's the TV News. It's brainwashing everybody.

Well done, Tom Angleberger.

I love how the book also makes fun of the ridiculous economics of light rail in the state capital.

Just an all-around fun read. Tom Angleberger always delivers believable, likable young characters. Jodie and Lenny are both excellent.

Parent note: language -- some garbled cuss words (GottDangled, Get the Helchfitz out of here); younger siblings are described as "hyperactive little boogers;" there's one use of "Get your butt kicked;" and "You suck!" is in the book at least 4 times. Also, "Goshalmighty, I hate her."
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Paul Preston on March 1, 2013
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I read this to my seven and eleven year old boys and they really liked it and couldn't wait for bed so I would read more chapters. I liked it because there were a few characters with fun accents that I got to read. I did think it got a little slow in the end and wrapped up quick but otherwise I have loved all of Tom Angleberger's books and look forward to the next one.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By 50m6 on January 5, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
"Hey, everybody, it's me, Jodie O'Rodeo. This whole thing is pretty crazy, huh?...Well, hold on, because it's about to get all jacked up like you wouldn't believe!" (Part 2, page 116)

No kidding, Jodie O.

Okay...I have tried and tried to write a review for this book, but I cannot come to grips with my frustration with it.
To sum up my feelings: It is a ridiculous story, overwrought with silly, outlandish, over-the-top scenarios, so contrived and random, it appears T.A. was making it up as he went along, sentence by sentence. It was like overdosing on the Cartoon Network with its spits and splatter of shear wackiness and VERY weak, random, paper-thin plot lines. To put it more bluntly, it is poorly-written. I would often come to the end of a chapter and audibly sigh with some sort of disgust.

I have tried smoothing all this into a more thoughtful, evidenced review, but truthfully, I don't have the heart. I have been an elementary school and public librarian for 11 years, and I can say there are few students/patrons I would excitedly recommend this book to (though I suppose I am encouraged by the generally favorable reviews on this site?). Finally, I am left scratching my head over Tom Angleberger's effort here. Fake Mustache almost sounds like something he wrote when he was 14 and is trying to resurrect it here, standing on the success of his Origami Yoda series (which I do actually enjoy and recommend). Well, Tom, should have left it dead in the past, if that's the case.

One more thing. One term I have come to despise is "reluctant reader." I'll spare you my soap box rant as to why, but some of my colleagues have used this term affectionately in regards to this book, as in, "This book will be a hit with reluctant readers!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jack Olsen on February 21, 2013
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This book is exciting and crazy and the best book I ever read plus it is weird it starts out with a mystery =)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By William Goldberg on January 19, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
I've read the origami yoda books(very funny) and neither of them are even close to as hilariously funny fake mustache is.
It's a great book.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Paul K. Boran on February 25, 2013
Format: Hardcover
I'll admit that I'm a thirty-one year old male that enjoys reading children's literature; I simply find the stories imaginative, fresh, and full of fun. I recently read Angleberger's the Case of the Origami Yoda, and absolutely loved it. Based on that book, I purchased Fake Mustache and loved it even more. This book is hilarious - it even references the A-Team (a television show I loved as a kid). Although I typically find postmodern fiction tiresome and irritating, I thought the exaggerated characters and unbelievability of this story both fantastic and endearing; I was most upset when I had to put it down to go to work. Each character isn't terribly developed, but the storyline is surprisingly original (a rarity in any genre of storytelling), with plenty of comedy, action, and romance. To be put it bluntly: this book is so absurd, it's wonderful. The only comparison I can make is that this work reminded me of Roald Dahl's style of writing, which is pretty good company for any author to be in (although I find Dahl's postmodern take on storytelling to be a bit much for me). Even Angleberger's three part organization is intriguing and fun, enabling the reader to become better acquainted with the protagonists.

Overall, I highly recommend this book; it could be my favorite book, but I know that it will always be one of my favorites. Your child will love it, and you'll love reading it with, or to, your child as well. If you do like this book, I'd also recommend the Origami Yoda series from the same author - it's fine storytelling too (only it's not so postmodern). Angleberger is a great author, and I look forward to reading more of his work in the future.
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