Jojo and the Food Fight

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Jojo and the Food Fight is a cute picture book that shows how, if you are angry for too long, then you can forget what you are even angry about! A young elephant, Jojo, pretends he has lost his memory to bring his animal friends back together after they have been fighting. When he “discovers” what a banana is used for, the animals call “time out” in their food fight and all share a snack together in the jungle.

The pictures have vibrant colors showing more abstract versions of the characters, but even young children will recognize their favorite animals. The idea that Jojo doesn’t recognize a banana is funny, and the illustrations add to the humor. Although the animals are quarreling, many of them are pictured with enormous grins on their faces, especially at the end of the book.

I think young readers will have smiles on their faces too. It would make a great bedtime story as the conflict is resolved in the end with the animals playing games and eating together in a celebration. I think even for kids as old as ten (like me!) it is a nice reminder not to hold on to your anger.

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Author Didier Lévy, with illustrations by Nathalie Dieterle, translated by Lisa Rosinsky
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 30 pages
Publisher Barefoot Books
Publish Date 2018-09-01
ISBN 9781782854098
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Issue Mar-19
Category Children's


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