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It’s Not Easy Being Mimi: Mimi's World, Book 1

By Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Friendship tale has sweet message, some gender stereotypes.

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age 6+

Based on 1 parent review

age 6+

My daughter is in Kindergarten and she has started reading very well. She had an interest in chapter books and this one caught my eye. The dialogue seemed simple. We read a couple of chapters a night. Each chapter told a new story and made a deeper connection to the characters. I think it really allows a young reader to build on imagination and understand the depth of friendships. I am glad we got the book!

Great book that introduces a young reader to character building, storytelling, and exploring the depth of friendships.

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This story is whimsical, funny, and engaging, although the characters tend to fit gender stereotypes. Girls like cats, looking in the mirror, baking, and unicorns, and boys like baseball, music, and dinosaurs. And readers may be puzzled by the unexplained idea that kids live alone and drive their own cars.

The words in It’s Not Easy Being Mimi are simple enough for young readers to digest alongside some challenging vocabulary, and the short chapters will give a sense of accomplishment. The moral of the story -- that everyone deserves a chance -- is a great reminder for readers of all levels.

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