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'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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This darling little book deals with the themes of individuality and peer-pressure. Mo is a monster with a big nose, double horns and a spiky tale. He sends away for a very trendy moustache and sports it around his friends. Oh my, he does look handsome and dapper and sophisticated and unique....but wait when he finally stops and looks around he finds all his friends are wearing a moustache too....just like his!!! Well Mo is not happy or amused so he ditches the 'tash and gets a scarf to make him a trendsetter and not be like everyone else. Guess what happens? Mo approaches his friends and demands to know why they are copying him and want to steal his thunder in the fashion world. He discovers that they love his style, in fact they love it so much they want to look just like him. He is their fashion hero, their guru. Mo then feeling very flattered by his fan base goes ahead and stages a fashion show with his friends. Clanton did such an excellent job with the watercolour and ink illustrations. They are funny and charged with emotion making this book a great read aloud. The book is perfect to open up a dialogue on being yourself and discussing your feelings when others take your creative side and copy it. Mo discovers that imitation is often the best form of flattery and goes all out basking in his awesomeness and passing it on willingly to his peers.