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Mily Miss Questions

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Lively, innovative animated series digs into big questions.

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Thoughtful yet not one bit boring, this unusual animated series takes on the many "whys" of a young child's life, poking into serious questions in a way that's ultimately edifying and entertaining. When Mily's sister, Lola, notes that she's not pictured in many of Mily's older photographs, the two ponder where (or what) they were before they were inside their mom. "Zilch! Nowhere!" says Luc, shooing his sisters from his room; "I try not to think about it. It scares me a little," admits Mily's pal Penelope. Adults have other viewpoints: Perhaps, as Hindu people believe, they lived another life as an animal; maybe they existed in the dreams of their mother and father.

No one really knows -- and some of Mily's questions ultimately go unresolved. But as she ping-pongs around her neighborhood, ruminating on big questions while she plays with her friends, hangs around her house, and goes to school, she presents a powerful example of a child actively working to understand her place in the world and gain peace with what perplexes and/or upsets her. Though not every child will warm to this singular series, the kind of kid who drives her parents crazy by asking unanswerable questions will find deep reassurance watching Mily Miss Questions. She may not always find an answer to her questions, but the contemplation is valuable in and of itself.

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