MIMMY AND SOPHIE ALL AROUND THE TOWN by Miriam Cohen
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MIMMY AND SOPHIE ALL AROUND THE TOWN

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Age Range: 6 - 10

KIRKUS REVIEW

Mimmy and Sophie are back! Cohen and Yezerski team up again with six endearing stories about sisters growing up in Depression-era Brooklyn. Whether they are hunting for treasure in a vacant lot, pretending that Kool-Aid is wine, raising funds for a merry-go-round ride at Coney Island, or celebrating springtime in Brooklyn with a romp in a forbidden puddle, Mimmy and Sophie are sisters to remember. These small moments are the ones of childhood everywhere and should bring a knowing nod to children and parents alike. Who doesn’t remember dragging herself, covered with mud, to a disapproving mother? Who hasn’t had a quiet discussion with the Rice Krispies as they murmur their “Snap! Crackle! Pop!” at the breakfast table? Mimmy might sometimes feel saddled with the responsibilities of being the older sister, but, in the end, she sticks by Sophie and learns to appreciate the gentle warmth that only a little sister can bring. These comforting, familiar situations, nostalgically illustrated, will bring a smile to any young reader. A treasure for those not quite ready for Cleary and Hurwitz. (Fiction. 6-10)

Pub Date: March 10th, 2004
ISBN: 0-374-34989-4
Page count: 80pp
Publisher: Frances Foster/Farrar, Straus & Giroux
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1st, 2004




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