UPDATE: Spud Shed announced via social media this afternoon that Mr Galati was “seeing double” when he saw the photo and article of Joshua and would donate $1000 worth of books to his school.
“Well done to Attadale Primary School Year 4 student Joshua Gonzalez and his sister who did the eyebrows perfectly,” the post said.
“Tony will also be donating $1000 to go towards new books for the school library, in support of National Book Week.”
EARLIER: WHILE most kids are donning their Harry Potter glasses for National Book Week this week , a nine-year-old East Fremantle “class clown” decided to dress as WA’s ‘spud king’ Tony Galati.
Attadale Primary School Year 4 student Joshua Gonzalez had students and teachers in hysterics with his creative costume, which mother Ari Gonzalez said was his idea.
“When there were no Deadpool costumes left in any of the shops he said: ‘Mum I’m not going as Deadpool, I’m going as Tony Galati’,” she said.
“So his sister, who is 12, got out the eyebrow pencil and just went to town; they grabbed all the things we already had at home and were creative with it.
“We had to do a quick stop at the supermarket on the way to grab a bag of spuds on our way to school; that was the most expensive part of his outfit.”
Mrs Gonzalez said coming up with new ideas for book week costumes could often be a challenge for parents.
“It was a bit left of centre; some schools can be a bit strict and tell kids to bring a book but our school just encourages kids to dress up and have fun,” she said.
“He wrote his own autobiography about the Spud King to make him a ‘book’ character.
“All the teachers were having a giggle at him because he is quite renowned for his sense of humour; they know him as the class clown at school, they weren’t really surprised.”
Tony thought he was seeing double today!
Well done to Attadale Primary School Year 4 student Joshua Gonzalez and… https://t.co/1hN355bgvO
— Spudshed (@SpudshedWA) August 23, 2017