Lenny Flem regrets the fateful day when he loans his best friend, Casper, ten bucks to buy a fake mustache. The mustache, which has hypnotic power, takes over Casper's will and turns him into an evil mastermind. Lenny is the only one who is not affected by its hypnotic power, so it is up to him to stop Facco Mustachio (Casper in disguise) from taking over the country. Luckily Lenny finds an ally in Jodie who used to be a TV child star, and still has awesome rodeo skills. Together they battle the hypnotized body builders, librarians, and pastry cooks to bring Casper back to his senses.
Silliness is the name of the game in this outrageous story. But it is not silly silliness. It is clever, intelligent and very funny silliness that will charm kids of all ages. This book has it all; crazy disguises, funny--and sometimes slightly gross--gadgets, over-the-top action sequences, and a little hint of romance. Tom Angleberger is brilliant. (196 p)