There were a lot of giggles and chuckling, and pointing, yesterday as I donned a fake mustache and fedora for our school’s Dress Up Like a Literary Character Day. I decided I would be Fako Mustacho, the somewhat-odd-villain in Tom Angleberger’s book, Fake Mustache, who rigs an election in an attempt to become president with the help of the mustache (you’ll have to read the book to figure that one out).
While not a single one of my students could figure out who I was (not one had read Fake Mustache), by the end of the day, all of them knew about the book (I had it on hand and showed it each of my classes) and I have a line of kids wanting to read it. (You’re welcome, Tom.) It was fun but itchy. I was happy to get it off my lip at the end of the day.
Peace (in the literary fun),
PS — I wish I could have ordered a mustache that was a little longer, and red. But you take what you can get …