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Mo and Jo: Fighting Together Forever    by Jay Lynch & Dean Haspiel order for
Mo and Jo
by Jay Lynch
Order:  USA  Can
Little Lit Library, 2008 (2008)
* *   Reviewed by Michelle York

What is a child without a comic book?

For generations, kiddos have been so busy cheering on their favorite hero in red tights that they never realized they were often developing a love of reading at the same time. Now, a publisher wants to make the connection more apparent.

Recently, the Little Lit Library launched a new series called Toon Books, comics in hard cover for children ages four and up. This is the first attempt by a publishing company to put such comics in the hands of emerging readers.

One of the first books is Mo and Jo: Fighting Together Forever. The story by Jay Lynch sketches out the tale of a young brother and sister with a severe case of sibling-rivalryitis. Their only hope of overcoming this, and defeating the enemy lizard ballooning over their city, is to end their squabbling and use their mojo. Artist Dean Haspiel does a superb job with these illustrations. The drawings are as lively and action-packed as the storyline.

Children will undoubtedly love this Toon Book and the others on the market. But, will this new genre of books have staying power? That is to be continued ...

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