Sunday, February 15, 2009

Book Review: Mo and Jo Fighting Together Forever

Mo and Jo Fighting Together Forever is the third Toon book that was sent to me to review. Written in a comic style with bright, bold colors, this story is reminiscent of the old style superhero comics.

Mona and Joey are siblings that can't seem to get along and are constantly fighting. Strangely enough, their local superhero decides that he wants to retire and gives them his uniform; which they fight over, of course.

Mom jumps into the rescue and makes a uniform for each of them, which gives them each half of MoJo's super powers. Later in the story their powers are tested as a villain shows up and tries to ruin the town's parade. Mona and Joey realize that their arguing isn't going to defeat the villain, and they'd better begin working together.

The story in this book is fairly engaging for young readers, and I really enjoyed the illustrations. For those who are into superhero comics and the likes of Spiderman, Superman, or Fantastic Four, this might have a lot of appeal. The only thing that initially turned me off somewhat was the children arguing. I think it's healthy for kids to see others disagree, but I'm not sure I'd want to explain that "half-wit" means "stupid" to the particular age group this book is aimed at.

If you have a little one who is superhero obsessed, this might be one to check out.

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