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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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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.
Top Customer Reviews
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!
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.
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.
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."
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great read. My 10 year old son and I read this together; we laughed out loud.Published 5 months ago by T. Regan
My 10 year old finished this book in 4 days! LOVED it! He's not a child that loves to read, but this one he did! Makes a mom smile!Published 11 months ago by Jessica Graybill
I really liked reading this book. I would have to say that my favorite part of the book was the scene when the the kid was the president in the stadium. Read morePublished 12 months ago by micheline Nelson