I began the school year with this as our first read aloud and it was a HUGE success! Let me tell you a little bit about my kiddos. Two thirds of my class is boys. Not to sound stereotypical or anything but must boys like to eat. My class was so into this book that they said they didn't want to go to lunch they just wanted me to keep reading. Can you believe it? I hardly could.
Therefore, I will once again recommend Fake Mustache by Tom Angleberger. Try it, you might like it . . . and I'm 99.99% sure that your students will too!!!