By Ben Clanton
(Tundra Books, Hardcover, 9781770495388, 32pp.)
Publication Date: October 8, 2013
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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!
Ben Clanton's debut picture book, the equally silly, stylish and timely Vote for Me!, was published in 2012 to critical acclaim. He is the illustrator of the Jasper John Dooley series by Caroline Adderson and the illustrator of Max Has a Fish by Wiley Blevins. He has upcoming picture books with Candlewick and Walker Books for Young Readers. Ben and his facial hair reside happily in Boston, Massachusetts, with his wife and three furry friends. The author lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
“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