Synopses & Reviews
With a sense of humor unique to children, this simple yet spirited picture book explores a young girls growing self awareness. When Mimis mother offers her help in a variety of situations, Mimi says No, I want to do it myself!” Brimming with boldness and courage, Mimi expresses her desire to dress herself, pour her own milk, walk by herself, and climb the stairs by herself. Filled with charming, hand-drawn illustrations, this lively story helps children learn to explore their surroundings and enjoy the growth process.
Mimi, an independent preschooler, refuses each of her mother's offers of help with the same word.
About the Author
Yih Fen Chou is a licensed psychologist, a licensed Montessori teacher and preschool director, and the editor of Heryin Publishing House in China. She lives in Alhambra, California. Chih-Yuan Chen is the illustrator of several children's books, including Artie and Julie; The Best Christmas Ever; and Guji, Guji. He has won numerous awards, including NCTE Best Picture Book of the Year and Publishers Weekly's Best Children's Book of the Year.