Mo And Jo Fighting Together Forever (Toon Books)


Siblings Mona and Joey know about fighting. They do it all the time. While working their way through a computer game, they discover that their hero, Mighty Mojo is a real person. When he asks the kids to take over, they each get some of his powers. Mo and Jo now face their biggest challenge: working together to the evil Saw Jaw. Will they be superheroes or helpless fighters?

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Comic lovers and superheroes in training will enjoy this easy reader adventure about siblings who learn the importance of teamwork.

Content Awareness Factors:

The story is somewhat predictable, as is the back-and-forth between Mona and her brother.

Little Kid Reaction

Having read Otto's Orange Day, our daughter jumped at the chance to read this to us before we had a chance to read it with her. She liked the superhero story, but hasn't gone back to this one as much as other TOON Books.

Parent Reaction

Of the three TOON Books we've read so far, this one has the broadest vocabulary, and we had to help our first grader with some of the words. Overall, it seems to take a long time (32 pages) for Mona and Joey to realize they need to work together. While the repetitive dialogue is helpful for learning to read, the ongoing fighting got monotonous and slowed the action.

Type of Book:
This is an early reader graphic novel that is a chapter book adventure.
Educational Themes:

Sibling dynamics and teamwork are themes you can draw from the book. They offer a solid foundation for a story that is intended to be an easy reader and help kids become more proficient readers.

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 8
Age of child:
Read with a 7-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow or buy. As a shared story, it is a book that pre-readers would enjoy. As an easy reader, there is a solid story that will engage kids learning to read. Odds are good that a reluctant or remedial reader would pick this up more than once.

Title Mo and Jo Fighting Together Forever

Toon Books

Author Max Eliot Anderson, Dean Haspiel, Jay Lynch
Publisher Toon Books © 2008
Illustrators Dean Haspiel, Jay Lynch
ISBN 9780979923852
Material Hard Cover
Cost $12.95
Genres Adventure, Family, Comics | Graphic Novels
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