Baby Einstein is my favorite, but I also like watching Keeping Up with the Kardashians with mom. Dad says there’s nothing better for turning your mind to mush than reality TV, and he tries to undo any damage every chance he gets by reading to me from books. He went so far as to dig out his own ancient baby books, which is cool, but I think he enjoys them more than I do. A new book we’ve been reading is called The Adventures Of Mimi and Moto The Motorcycle Monkeys. It’s a book we both enjoy.

“No standing up while riding in sidecars!” says dad. He also points out that sidecars should only have one wheel.

“No standing up while riding in sidecars!” says dad. He also points out that sidecars should only have one wheel.

Dad likes Mimi and Moto because it’s a chance for him to share with me his passion for motorcycles. I’m not old enough to ride yet, but I like the cute, big-eyed monkeys, all the bright colors, and the way the words sound when he reads them to me. Dad does a good job pointing to all the different types of motorcycles the book’s authors, Nancy Gerloff and Mark Augustyn, included in the book. Dad also explains why different motorcycles perform better than others in particular situations, as well as all the places you can go on a motorcycle.

Being a little girl it’s important to me that Mimi is depicted as being just as good as Moto is at riding motorcycles. She rides sportbikes, dirtbikes, and cruisers all over the world. Sometimes it’s a dirtbike in the desert or a touring bike in the mountains, but she’s always wearing appropriate gear that matches the motorcycle. Sometimes Mimi and Moto ride together on the same bike like mommy and daddy, and the book says that’s the most important thing.

Dad likes it when Mimi and Moto practice safe motorcycling because he says it’ll break his heart if I ever get hurt.

Dad likes it when Mimi and Moto practice safe motorcycling because he says it’ll break his heart if I ever get hurt.

The book is 24 pages long and contains a little more than 100 words, so it’s short enough for me to maintain attention, and sometimes I make dad read the book more than once. The hardcover version is available at Amazon.com for $8.99. There’s also a digital version you can get for $4.99. Dad says this is a good deal because with the digital membership you also get a lifetime access to all future Mimi and Moto books made available on the website, and other forthcoming membership benefits.

Dad doesn’t like this photo. He says if he ever catches me riding on the street with my knee down on the wrong side of a yellow line I’ll be in big trouble.

Dad doesn’t like this photo. He says if he ever catches me riding on the street with my knee down on the wrong side of a yellow line I’ll be in big trouble.

There are not a lot books about motorcycling available for very young children, so The Adventures Of Mimi and Moto The Motorcycle Monkeys is great age-appropriate material for toddlers. Check out the Mimi and Moto website for more information.

  • roma258

    Thanks for the tip, highly relevant to my interests 🙂

  • Old MOron

    Oh T-rod, no wonder your arms are so big. If I had a little girl like yours, I’d cary her everywhere and never put her down, either. I hope you and she, and Mimi and Moto, enjoy many miles together.

  • JMDonald

    If the SJW’s get wind of this they will drive these books into nonexistence.