Mo and Jo Fighting together forever : a toon book

Dean Haspiel

Book - 2008

When the Mighty Mojo gives his powerful costume to Mo and Jo, these argumentative twins fight so much they rip it in half. Can they find a way to combine their powers, fight the evil Saw-Jaw and save their town?

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New York : Little Lit Library c2008.
Main Author
Dean Haspiel (-)
Other Authors
Jay Lynch (-)
Physical Description
40 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm
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Review by Booklist Review

This book from the TOON imprint, which introduces beginning readers to graphic novels, follows the daring exploits of squabbling brother and sister Jo and Mo. After they inherit, and split, the suit worn by their idol, the superhero Mojo, they use their newfound powers to foil the plans of the dastardly villain Saw-Jaw. The text is peppered with puns and some clever idiom work, reinforced by repetition as well as what's happening in the clean panels and art. The fairly sophisticated wordplay will likely stretch the comprehension level of some readers but will gently introduce them to the idea that words can and often do become quite different according to context, all the while wowing them with the junior superhero action of the twins' short adventure. The sibling rivalry, which resolves itself when they realize that they can only succeed by working together, will be familiar to all the brothers and sisters who clash over anything and everything, just for the sake of argument.--Chipman, Ian Copyright 2008 Booklist

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Review by Kirkus Book Review

The newest addition to the Toon Book early-reader series presents brother and sister Joey and Mona, who are always fighting. The only thing they agree on is their favorite superhero, the Mighty Mojo. The kids are astonished to learn that the mailman is Mojo in disguise; retiring to Miami, he bequeaths to them the red-and-yellow costume containing his superpowers. When the squabbling siblings rip the costume, Mom sews two costumes from the halves, and now they each have one superpower: Mona's arms can stretch and Joey has powerful magnetic boots. Called to action, they must save the star of the parade, the giant inflatable hippo, from the villainous gator-thing Saw-Jaw! Still bickering, the siblings almost botch the job until they realize that working as a team is a better way to fight crime. Lynch provides classic comic-book repartee in beginning-reader-friendly vocabulary ably matched to Haspiel's bold images and zippy colors; this high-quality production supplies good, old-fashioned fun and a superhero lesson that packs a wallop. (Graphic early reader. 6-9) Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

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