Friday, September 19

The 10 Best Mustaches of Children's Authors

I like my Fridays to be fun. So here's another "Just For Fun" post that may tickle your fancy... (pun intended)

Mustaches. They're trendy right now. Don't ask me why, but they are. And so I thought I'd do a little tribute to the 'stache right here. And since this is a book blog, we're comparing the mustaches of some famous children's book authors. Deal? Okay let's see what we got.

10. Rudyard Kipling

Famous for The Jungle Book, I think he's trying to grow a jungle on his face. I can't tell if the mustache or the eyebrows are winning...or his ear hair.

9. Shel Silverstein

Famous for poetry books like Where the Sidewalk Ends and the picture book The Giving Tree, the guy wins the award for having more hair on his chin (*coughAnd-on-his-chestcough*) than the top of his head.

8. Jules Verne

I know, it's another beard/'stache combo, but isn't it admirable? This guy that wrote Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and you can't even tell if he has a neck. It's just hair. The little flair out is a nice touch, too.

7.  Robert Louis Stevenson

I almost think he should have written The Three Musketeers rather than Treasure Island. Doesn't that look so Musketeer-ish? It's so...pointy.

6. Eric Carle


Okay, this one may be more sentimental than anything. Carle wrote The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other adorable books, which just makes him adorable. I mean that perfectly white facial hair puts him right up there with Santa Claus. Can't you just see it? 

5. L. Frank Baum

I'm getting a ruler out for this one. The The Wonderful Wizard of Oz author may have the straightest cut mustache I've ever seen. Like, it doesn't even go around the lips. It's just straight.

4. J. M. Barrie

Famous for Peter Pan, the guy's 'stache makes it seem he's stuck with a perpetual frown. Which seems depressing for the boy who never grew up.

3. Charles Dickens

Dickens may have based his character Scrooge on himself in A Christmas Carol. He looks pretty Scrooge-ish. Also, I didn't know you could get a beard to grow in two different directions. 

2. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

I believe his mustache is as sharp as Sherlock Holmes. You could poke somebody's eye out with that thing.

And my favorite mustache of all?

1. Mark Twain

Author of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Winner of bushiest 'stache award. Like, he could not have lips, and you wouldn't be able to tell. That thing is awesome.

Okay, it was random but fun. Anybody else know of some good mustaches? 

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