Big Bushy Mustache

Big Bushy Mustache


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It's almost Cinco de Mayo, and Ricky's class is going to put on a play to celebrate the festive Mexican holiday. When asked to choose his costume, Ricky picks a big, bushy mustache, just like his dad's. He's tired of everyone telling him he looks like his mother. After all, he's a boy—he wants to look like his Papi. Although he's supposed to leave it in school, Ricky wears the mustache home, reveling all the way in how grown-up it makes him feel. But by the time he gets there, the mustache is gone, and Ricky dreads having to tell his teacher what happened. Lucky for him, his Mama and Papi have a plan. Ricky is delighted the next morning when his Mama hands him a new big, bushy mustache—fresh from the smiling face of his clean-shaven Papi! With humor and tenderness, Soto evokes a warm celebration of both the beloved tradition of Cinco de Mayo and the strong bonds of love between father and son.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679880301
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 04/14/1998
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.85(w) x 11.31(h) x 0.35(d)
Lexile: AD570L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Gary Soto is a Mexican-American poet, novelist, and essayist. Best known for his poetry that draws upon everyday experiences growing up in an urban, Spanish-speaking environment, Soto prides himself on writing relatable characters and dialogue. His second book of poems, The Tale of Sunlight, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

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Big Bushy Mustache 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
sengelfried on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Boy loves the fake mustache he gets to wear for school play because he looks like his father. Loses it on the way home, so father cuts off his own and gives it to him. Funny bits when boy is wearing mustache. Also warm story of father/son.
justinscott66 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Ricky is six and wants to play the role of a Mexican soldier in a Cinco de Mayo play but disobeys his teacher and sneaks the mustache home. When he loses the mustache his father helps him out with his own! This story is a fun companion to Cinco de Mayo celebrations. It is also one more book to add to the desperately needed father-son picture book canon in any early childhood classroom.
welovegarysoto on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When Ricky is cast as a captain in the class play, his is very excited to have the opportunity to wear a big, bushy mustache like his dad's.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In the story, Ricky wanted to look like his dad. He got a mustache at school from the costume box but he lost it on the way. When he told his mom to look at him, his mom didn't notice anything. That is when he discovered that it was gone. When his dad came home he told him what happened.Ricky's dad shaved his mustache and gave it to him. Now he looks just like his dad. I liked this book because he wanted to look like his dad, but he couldn't. I would recommend this book to other kids or adults. It's very funny. I learned how to say mustache in Spanish.