Mimi's Book of Counting
Emma Chichester Clark. Charlesbridge Publishing, $9.95 (24pp) ISBN 978-1-57091-573-4
Two new characters begin their adventures in paper-over-board titles for youngest readers. Emma Chichester Clark introduces Mimi, a small monkey who bears a strong resemblance to Momo, the hero of her No More Kissing! In Mimi's Book of Opposites, the lovable heroine explores opposites with her baby brother: ""In his bath he laughs. When he gets out he cries."" In Mimi's Book of Counting, Grandma comes to stay with Mimi, her ""one and only dumpling,"" and the two count up to Mimi's 10 teddy bears. Clark's vibrant watercolors, printed on cardboard stock designed to withstand multiple readings to the preschool set, paint a cheerfully reassuring world with just a glimmer of naughty fun.
Reviewed on: 07/01/2003