Thursday, August 20, 2015

MARTIAN MUSTACHE MISCHIEF by Brian Rock & illustrated by Joshua Dawson [Review & Giveaway}

About the book: Earth has been invaded by Mars! What do they want? How can we defend against them? And why do they look like little mustaches?!?!  Join the out-of-this-world fun as our narrator enlists help from readers to repel the “Red Menace.” Discover why ketchup is so important to Mars. Learn one of the toughest tongue twisters in the galaxy as you join the fight to save earth and its most precious resource from alien domination!

My thoughts: The illustrator, Joshua Dawson, has taken Brian Rock's silly little story about a Martian invasion and brought life to it in cartoon style. Wide-eye, big-head people suddenly sprout mustaches which are in fact the Martians.

I'm guessing the reason the Martian-mustaches are attaching themselves to people is to gather as much ketchup as possible  on the mustaches. The Martians want to re-color Mars so it will be red again and they want lots of ketchup to do it.

The little book doesn't teach a lesson. It isn't history-making literature. It is just silly and fun, and children sometimes simply need silly and fun. And more fun will entail as kiddies try to wrap their own tongues around the MMM (Martian Mustache Mischief) tongue twister!

Thanks to Brian Rock for reaching out to Chat With Vera for a review of his little book. I previously reviewed his Deduction Detective which is educational, entertaining, and cute fun.
Begins August 20 & ENDS September 2 @ 12:01 a.m. EDT. 
 Open to USA addresses only.
About the author: Published: THE DEDUCTIVE DETECTIVE, (Sylvan Dell) was a featured title of the month by the Children’s Book Council (Feb 2013.); and WITH ALL MY HEART, DON’T PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD! and PIGGIES. Children’s Poet Laureate, Kenn Nesbitt will be featuring one of his poems in his forthcoming anthology of poetry (2016). He has a master’s degree in Children’s Literature/Creative Writing from Hollins University. His poems
for children have appeared in Highlights for Children, Poetry Train, and
various regional publications. He is a former teacher and a current
member of SCBWI.

DISCLOSURE:  I received a complimentary copy from the author in exchange for this review and opinions are my own. I was not compensated. Winner's copy is also provided by the author and will be sent directly to them.


  1. I learned Brian has a band called Family Reunion and that he used to be a school teacher.

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  3. I learned that Brian has a wife and daughter and lives in Virginia.

  4. This looks like lots of fun! Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday!

  5. this seems like a great way to get my grandaughter more enthused about reading.

  6. I learned that Brian doesn't have a mustache himself, and that he's worked as a teacher and a comedian.

  7. Brian Rock is a children’s author and former school teacher.

  8. I learned that he is a former teacher and stand-up comic.

  9. I learned that he was a former teacher and a comic.


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