I was extremely flattered to receive an email from Victoria Miles, the author of “Mimi Power and the I-don’t-know-what” asking me if I would be willing to review her book. Hell ya! I’m a voracious reader and I’m opinionated! I’d love it if I could make a highly paid career out of reviewing books, but for now I’ll settle for a free copy in exchange.
The book is geared to the 9-11 year old set, but even though I’m well past that age, I found myself enchanted by the heroine, Mimi Power. She endures the trials of having a strong-willed little sister with good humour and exceptional creativity.
As a mother of a three-year old, I found myself sympathizing with the realistic yet insane demands little “Waby” makes on Mimi and her family. Then again, as a mother I was completely sceptical that any nine-year old would be capable of putting up with even half of the stuff her little sister pulls on a regular basis. I wouldn’t have that much patience!
By the end of the story, Mimi has navigated countless Waby-sized obstacles to create a masterpiece for her school’s art show. Even though Mimi is a bit too good to be true, you can’t help but love and laugh at the way she tells us her story.
I’d have to give this book the DRP seal of approval! (Now I have to figure out how to make a DRP seal of approval!)