Scary Show of Mo and Jo by Hanoch Piven

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With distinctive illustrations, Hanoch Piven crafts a delightful story of competitive siblings whose attempts to frighten each other--revealed through 8 gatefold pages--are surpassed by their baby brother. Mo and Jo are sweet kids who engage in costumed one-upmanship until they’re surprised by a “real” monster who turns out to be the baby, Bo. Piven’s unique approach-showing the photographed objects that will be used in the children’s disguises on the outside of the gatefold, and revealing the finished face when the fold is opened-brings a sense of excitement to this simple but compelling story for children aged 4 to 8.

About Hanoch Piven

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Hanoch Piven's work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, the New Yorker, and The New York Times. Piven lives in Spain.
Published September 6, 2005 by Running Press Kids. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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When Jo becomes a "magnificent wizard" with the help of a mop-head beard, he and Mo try out their magical powers on each other—enabling Piven to show readers how to create five marvelous collaged critters, including a cat with pizza slices for ears, and a lioness with a tulip petal–mane.

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