Thursday, April 19, 2018

"Poco and Moco Are Twins"- a bookwrap

Seems to be a theme running here on Storywraps about twins these days.  Yesterday I featured the adorable little duo of Sugar and Cookie, two amazing little doggies who are twin sisters, and today it is another set of cuties, two endearing lambs named Poco and Moco.   I love this book.   Enjoy....


by Jun Ichihara;   illustrated by Jun Ichihara 
 translated by Mariko Shii Gharbi

Age Range: 2+
Grade Level:  PS+
Publisher:  Museyon (April 1, 1018) 

Editorial Reviews

"Flaps, foldouts, cutouts, and seek-and-find spreads add fun, revealing Poco's chubby belly, messy room, and talent for hide-and-seek and Moco's thin belly, neat room, and ability to climb trees. . . Poco and Moco's adorableness will satisfy the toddler set." —Kirkus Reviews

"This Japanese import uses twins to highlight the concepts of similarities and differences and cooperation ... Poco and Moco’s adorableness will satisfy the toddler set." —Kirkus Reviews

"Poco and Moco are Twins by Jun Ichihara is a super fun super cute picture book." —BuzzBees Book Reviews

"As much as they are different, they also very alike and they're cute and loveable. Probably just like your twins..." —Journey of a Bookseller

Unwrapping some delightful illustrations for you

 About the book

Looking for a book that has cuteness overload?  Well look no farther, "Poco and Moco" fit the bill perfectly. 

These adorable twin lambs look exactly alike and provide each other company every minute of the day but once you take a closer look you find that they have many differences. 

Poco is a boy and Moco is a girl.  Moco loves sweet desserts and Poco prefers breads and rolls (they both love donuts),  Moco's room is neat as a pin while Poco's room is cluttered and messy.  They both use the toilet in a different style and when participating in outdoor play Poco loves to play hide-and-seek while Moco heads off to climb trees.  And what career do they dream of having when they grow up?  Why Poco wants to become a chef and Moco an astronaut. These choices are totally different indeed.

If the twins have a hard time doing something alone they always join forces and work together gaining great success by using teamwork.  The concluding sentences sum the book up perfectly:

"The twin sheep are alike in some ways and different in others. And they are always best friends."

This adorable book uses fold-outs, cut-outs, and bright, happy, vibrant illustrations to make it a fun read for the targeted age-group.  I highly recommend it.  

Storywraps Rating:   5 +++ HUGS!!!!!

Introducing the author/illustrator

Jun Ichihara was born in Aichi Prefecture and graduated from Osaka University of Arts. In addition to creating picture books, he works as an illustrator for books, magazines, and ads. His picture-book titles include Wakuwaku ABC bukku (ABC Excitement), Nikkori niko niko (Everybody Smiles), Waratta (Theeere's the Smile!), and Sugoi kuruma (Awesome Car).

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