Mo's Mustache

Mo's Mustache Cover

Mo's Mustache

By Ben Clanton

Tundra Books (NY), Hardcover, 9781770495388, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 8, 2013


Mo is a monster who just got a mustache. A big, black, beautiful mustache. Everybody likes Mo's mustache. Now Knot, Dot, Nib, Tutu, Bob, Bill, and Ben all have mustaches too. In fact, soon EVERYBODY has a mustache! Why is everyone copying Mo? And how will he (and his mustache) ever stand out?

     A wonderfully silly book about style and individuality, sure to grow on readers who don't have facial hair -- and even those who do!

About the Author
Ben Clanton is an author and illustrator whose books include "It Came in the Mail", "Something Extraordinary", "Rex Wrecks It", "Mo s Mustache", "The Table Sets Itself", and "Vote for Me!" He lives with his wife in Seattle, Washington. Learn more at

Praise For Mo's Mustache

“Huzzah! Laugh-aloud funny, Clanton’s story also offers a way to begin discussing individuality or peer pressure.”
— School Library Journal

"If you're looking for books to include in a Movember display, don't miss Mo's Mustache. . . . It's a simple, cute book about individuality elevated by Ben Clanton's watercolor and ink illustrations. Mo, with his big nose, double horns, and spiky tail, is particularly cute."

“Monster + mustache = ‘Huzzah!’ With a soupçon of cool . . . Requests for repeats are a certainty, and small ones will learn a lesson about individuality while enjoying this delightfully fun monster tale. Mo’s mustache? Magnifique!”
—Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews