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Mimi's Treasure Trouble

Book #2 of Mimi's World
Illustrated by Linda Davick

Mimi and her Periwinkle Tower pals are back in this sweet and silly sequel to It’s Not Easy Being Mimi! But after a series of friendship mishaps, will they still be able to stick together forever?

Six members loyal,
six members true.
We’ll stick together,
whatever we do!

Mimi and her best friends Yoshi, Tonya, Boris, Hunter, and Sofie have formed the Gum Club, a special club where they eat gumballs from Boris’s gumball machine, recite the special Gum Club Promise to always stick together, and talk about important things, like the tunnel they are digging behind the Periwinkle Tower where they might even find dinosaur bones or buried treasure. But it’s hard to keep a group of six friends together no matter what. Yoshi has to go to Reading Boot Camp all summer for help learning to read. Tonya is getting annoyed with Yoshi for playing his ukulele too loudly, and she gets bossy while they’re digging in the tunnel. Then Mimi says something that hurts Yoshi’s feelings and she is having trouble apologizing. Is the Gum Club bubble about to burst?

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.

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.

Mimi and the Gum Club are back in action! After a field trip to the town’s lighthouse, Mimi dreams of finding buried treasure, believing that somewhere beneath Periwinkle Tower there is a chest full of coins and jewels—and that it’s all for her. However, the spunky girl soon discovers that her selfish attitude is a costly thing to have. As for the other Gum Club members, Yoshi is leaving for the summer for a reading boot camp; Tonya is trying to find a room at the Periwinkle Tower so she can be closer to her friends; Boris is on a mission to find the best flavor of pudding; and for some reason Sofie is walking around with a bandaged leg, while lugging a suitcase. The kids go on some fantastic and hilarious adventures together, and young readers will delight in the characters’ autonomy—the conspicuous absence of adults may be less pleasing to parents. This second installment in the illustrated Mimi’s World series is as funny as the first (It’s Not Easy Being Mimi, 2018), offering even more heartwarming moments.

– Booklist, Online Exclusive, November 8, 2019

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