Monday, May 2, 2011

Book Review: Mimi Says No! by Yih-Fen Chou, illustrated by Zhiyuan Chen

Book: Mimi Says No
Author: Yih-Fen Chou
Illustrator: Zhiyuan Chen
Published: 2010
Source: Local Library

Like most toddlers, Mimi is fiercely independent. She wants to dress herself, walk to the park unaided, and go down the slide alone. Whenever offered assistance, she shrieks “NO!”and insists upon doing it herself. But even a super-independent toddler needs a little help when she hurts herself. After all, you need someone else for a hug!

Kids will giggle over Mimi’s attempts to dress herself and sympathize with her desire for independence. Parents will immediately recognize the long-suffering Mama who wipes up Mimi’s inevitable milk spill and waits patiently as she figures out how to put on her clothes.

Pair this one with Finn Throws a Fit for books that families with toddlers (and possibly, teenagers!) will immediately recognize and enjoy.

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