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Poco and Moco Are Twins is a picture book written and illustrated by Jun Ichihara. My girls have mostly moved beyond picture books, but they still enjoy checking out the digital review copies that I receive.

Poco and Moco are a pair of sheep twins. Poco is a boy, and Moco is a girl. They share similarities, but they also have their differences. Poco likes bread, and Moco likes desserts- but they both like donuts! There’s not much of a plot, but that’s okay, because this book is intended for older toddlers and younger preschoolers. It’s more of a concept book than a narrative.    

The illustrations are bright and colorful with lots of vivid imagery. Many of the pictures are full of details, and it was fun to look at all of the things depicted. The physical book has some flaps to turn. This was replicated reasonably well with our digital edition, but it’s much more fun to turn the flaps on a physical book. There’s an illustration of Poco standing up to use the toilet; this contrasts with Moco sitting down to use the toilet. My twins thought that this was hilarious, but my older daughter was concerned that the illustration was “inappropriate”.

Overall, my children liked this book. My younger two children are twins, so they especially enjoyed reading a book about twins, even if Poco and Moco are much younger than my twins. My older daughter also enjoyed this book. All three of the girls played along nicely and searched for Poco and Moco amongst a crowd when the book directed them to do so.

I would recommend Poco and Moco Are Twins to older toddlers and younger preschoolers. Older preschoolers and children in the early years of elementary might be looking for something with a little more of a story, but even my girls liked this book quite a bit.

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book.

 

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