When I read "Melonhead," which I wrote about last week, I thought it had to be the funniest of the 15 Sunshine State Young Readers. Then I read "Fake Mustache!"
Lenny Flem, Jr.'s best friend is Casper. One day the boys stop by a novelty store, where Casper buys an expensive, top - of - line, fake mustache. They had already stopped by another shop and Casper had used gift money from his granny to purchase a "man about town" suit. This is the beginning of Casper's plan for world domination!
With the Heidelberg Handlebar #7 mustache, no one except Lenny recognizes Casper. He is able to rob banks and accumulate a great fortune. Everyone (other than Lenny) is hypnotized by him and eventually he becomes the governor, and then sets his sights on being President.
Jodie O'Rodeo is a young TV actress who Lenny has a bit of a crush on (and when they meet it becomes a mutual crush). Lenny and Jodie each narrate part of the story (great for point-of-view). Working together, they try to stop Casper's evil plan. There are so many over - the - top adventures I just can't do them justice in this post -- read this book! It will make a fantastic read - aloud for third, fourth, and fifth graders.