Mimi Loves to Mimic

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Featuring simple, humorous situations, this picture book explores a young girl’s love for imitating the adults in her life. Her mimicry is often exaggerated, which can have funny and chaotic results. When Mimi puts on lipstick just like mommy, she colors outside the lines; and when she makes soup just like grandma, her ingredients are not necessarily the tastiest. With full, fluid lines and delicate coloration, the illustrations complement Mimi’s charming naïveté and profound curiosity. Both children and parents ...

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Overview

Featuring simple, humorous situations, this picture book explores a young girl’s love for imitating the adults in her life. Her mimicry is often exaggerated, which can have funny and chaotic results. When Mimi puts on lipstick just like mommy, she colors outside the lines; and when she makes soup just like grandma, her ingredients are not necessarily the tastiest. With full, fluid lines and delicate coloration, the illustrations complement Mimi’s charming naïveté and profound curiosity. Both children and parents alike will delight in Mimi’s ongoing explorations and discoveries.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Lara Beth Lehman
Imitation is a natural part of a child's behavior and Mimi is no different. Mommy puts on lipstick so Mimi puts on lipstick; Mommy reads lots of books, so does Mimi; Mimi puts her feet up and plays the trumpet like daddy. She mimics Grandma and Grandpa as well. Grandma gives her dog a bath so Mimi bathes her toys; perhaps with a bit too much soap as suds with floating toys cover a two-page spread. Mimi mimics both good and bad behavior- when grandpa slurps his soup so does Mimi, and Grandma scolds Grandpa. When Mimi's parents arrive, Mommy happily kisses Mimi and Mimi kisses Mommy and then Grandma and kisses Grandpa. Curious Mimi loves to mimic her family's actions and the end, Grandma is mimicking Mimi. Mimi's exaggerated mimicry results in chaotic moments—lipstick all over her face, ear-splitting trumpet notes, napping instead of reading, and some not-so-tasty soup. Repetitive text set against muted jewel tone illustrations help young readers anticipate what will come next from Mimi's mimicry. Her family's expressive faces and actions demonstrate loving family relationships and help foster imitation as a natural means of learning and exploration for pre-schoolers. Reviewer: Lara Beth Lehman
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780978755089
  • Publisher: Heryin Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/9/2010
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Yih-Fen Chou is a licensed psychologist, a licensed Montessori teacher and preschool director, and the editor of Heryin Publishing House. Chih-Yuan Chen is the illustrator of several children's books, including Artie and Julie; The Best Christmas Ever; and Guji, Guji. He has won numerous awards, including NCTE Best Picture Book of the Year and Publishers Weekly's Best Children's Book of the Year.

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