23848123The Day the Mustache Took Over by Alan Katz
Release Date: September 1, 2015
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s
Source: ARC provided by Publisher (THANKS!)
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David and Nathan are twin brothers who just can’t seem to keep a babysitter around for long-they’ve had 347 after all. Or is it 734?
Either way . . . there’s got to be someone who can handle these two. Enter: Martin Healey Discount, or “Murray Poopins” as the boys dub him. When they first meet, Martin is all business-well, business and a very bushy mustache. The boys must brush their teeth and clean their rooms and there is absolutely no television allowed. But is there more to Martin than meets the eye? When David and Nathan’s parents leave, the twins aren’t the only ones acting like children . . .

From the hilarious mind of Alan Katz comes a brand-new series with a cast of characters that will tickle more than your upper lip – Goodreads


This book was a pleasant surprise to receive in the mail and it was exactly what I needed during that time. Martin Healey Discount, or “Murray Poopins” reminds me more of Amelia Bedelia, and in the best way possible. Amelia Bedelia was my jam as a child and is still no disappointment, if I’m behind honest.

David and Nathan cannot keep a babysitter if their lives depended on it, and if I’m being honest their life does kind of depend on it. They are trouble, but they are also in elementary school, trouble is expected. However, they meet their match in Martin. If anything, he’s constantly playing them and making them second guess..everything. It’s interesting to see how much guilt Katz had the characters go throughout The Day The Mustache Took Over. I also enjoyed how enjoyable this book was and how quickly, once I was finished with it, I wanted to re-read it and start it again.