By Alison Brown
Published by Little Tiger Press
I was given the pleasure of being part of Little Tiger's Reading Rocks! Tour. I was lucky enough to receive Mighty Mo, a lovely and very funny picture book about a very, very bored little raccoon at the Dodo Golden Zoo. It comes from the author/illustrator, Alison Brown who also wrote the charming Eddie and the Dog.
Mo the raccoon tries to find out what he’s good at, but Mo is either too fast or too strong and gives up after one too many disasters. That is until the bumbling burglar, Big Ron, steals the Zoo's Golden Dodo - so it’s Mighty Mo to the rescue!
This bright and colourful picture book has a good variety of layouts and cute characters, with even one spread making you turn the book to the side to read.
I love the fact Alison chose a Raccoon to portray Mo - with their trademark masks he makes the perfect superhero! Even the different typefaces and text sizes enhances the story and gives the book more charm. I especially love Mo's small penguin friend who never gives up on him (as with the rest of his friends), we all should have someone like that in our lives. And if that’s not enough to grab a little ones attention, this very cute little raccoon will have any child or adult charmed by his antics.
Mighty Mo is available to buy in bookshops and from the Little Tiger Press website. There's also an activity sheet that you can print out below.
And continuing the Reading Rocks! Tour, up next, an interview from the talented Alison Brown…