“I love this sweet and quirky book—Fancy Nancy would have loved to be Mimi’s identical twin!” —Robin Preiss Glasser, illustrator of Fancy Nancy
Mimi and her cat Marvin must adjust to life with an unexpected new neighbor in this hilarious, quirky, and heartwarming start to a brand-new illustrated chapter book series.
Meet Mimi! She’s a cat-loving, convertible-driving, bucket-cake-baking girl who loves living in the Periwinkle Tower with her best pals, Yoshi and Tonya. When the friends learn that someone new is moving into the building just before Thanksgiving, Mimi hopes it will be a girl just like her to share all of her hobbies and adventures. But the new neighbor is not what Mimi envisioned at all. And by Christmas, things have gone from iffy…to bad…to worse! Will life in the Periwinkle Tower ever be as fabulous as it was before?
Linda Davick is the illustrator of several picture books, including the New York Times bestseller 10 Trick-or-Treaters written by Janet Schulman; and We Love You, Rosie! by Cynthia Rylant; as well as her own Say Hello! and I Love You, Nose! I Love You, Toes!. She is also the author and illustrator of the Mimi’s World chapter book series. She lives in San Francisco in a one-hundred-year-old house by the sea.
When a new kid moves into the empty apartment in Periwinkle Tower, Mimi is giddy with excitement. Could she finally be getting the BFF she has always wanted? In fact, she is not: what she gets instead is Boris, an awkward, quiet, dinosaur-loving, eating machine. The more time Mimi spends around Boris, the redder her mood ring gets (that's red for angry). The worst comes when he has to help her make the decorations for the Christmas pageant—and, of course, Boris wants to make a huge cardboard dinosaur with a sparkly body and gold tooth. As the year goes on, Mimi slowly begins to realize that Boris means well, and that it's better to be a friend than a bully. Lively spot art (where dinosaurs make frequent appearances) accompanies the short, readable chapters. This first installment of Mimi's adventurous antics offers a roller-coaster story filled with humour, good lessons, and new friendships. — Rosie Camargo