cover image Mimmy and Sophie All Around the Town

Mimmy and Sophie All Around the Town

Miriam Cohen. Farrar Straus Giroux, $16 (80pp) ISBN 978-0-374-34989-9

Mimmy and Sophie: All Around the Town by Miriam Cohen, illus. by Thomas F. Yezerski, brings back the playful sisters and their everyday doings in their Brooklyn, N.Y., neighborhood during the Depression. Yezerski's b&w drawings depict the siblings and their friends digging for treasure, riding a carousel and heading to the movie house. About Mimmy and Sophie, PW said, Cohen ""injects a hearty dose of charm into the low-key, slice-of-life-style plot lines through her sympathetic and well-trained recall for children's voices and perceptions.""