It's Not Easy Being Mimi

Book #1 of Mimi's World
Illustrated by Linda Davick

About The Book

“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?

Excerpt

It’s Not Easy Being Mimi

The Periwinkle Tower
Hi, I’m Mimi!

I live with my cat, Marvin, in a tall apartment building called the Periwinkle Tower. It stands on a hill in a little town called Pueblo del Mar. That’s Spanish for “village by the sea.”

Marvin and I live on the top floor, in apartment 4. Yoshi lives in apartment 3. Tonya lives in apartment 2.

Apartment 1 is empty, but Mr. Bosco, the super, says someone’s moving in soon. I’m hoping she’ll be someone interesting who likes doing exactly the same things I like to do. It would be so much fun to have a friend in the tower who was like an identical twin.



This story begins a little before Thanksgiving. That’s when things started getting iffy.

About The Author

Photograph by Tom Davick

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.

About The Illustrator

Photograph by Tom Davick

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.

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