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SashMouth – April 4, 2017

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Recently the authors of The Adventures of Mimi and Moto, The Motorcycle Monkeys sent a copy of their children’s book to me as a gift for my grandson Jackson. I can’t wait to share it with him!

This adorable children’s story about motorcycling monkeys is going to be a great way for me to introduce motorcycles to Jackson. Jackson and my great-niece Sophia, who will be 3 and 4 years old in July, respectively, are both fascinated and frightened by motorcycles. They love to look at them but the loud noise of the engine is too much for them. Short of buying each of them small motorcycles to learn on, I couldn’t figure out how to help them relate to my all-time greatest passion.

This furry faced duo tell the story of two road hungry riders making their way through a variety of roads. Unlike most motorcyclists, Mimi and Moto seem to love almost every motorcycle style on the road. From baggers to UJMs, sport bikes to dirt bikes, and even a sidecar, these two have the garage I would love to have! This makes the story more universal and should certainly appeal to the children of most riders.

The illustrations by Estaban Alvarado are bold and vivid, clearly depicting the distinctly different bikes. The pages are thick for little hands to easily turn. As a parent and now grandparent, I remember how important that is for young readers.

I’ll be visiting my great-niece Sophia on Friday, so this copy will go to her, after we read it together, of course. I’ll be ordering a copy from Amazon to be shipped to Jackson’s house in Bakersfield. We can read it together as soon as I arrive for a visit in May.

As a Mom Who Rides, I want to see my kids and grandkids find the love of riding. Perhaps this will be a good way to help make that happen.

My ebook, “Rude Biker Chick: Lessons From My Daddy” is available for purchase here. Buy your copy now or if not for you, buy a copy for a friend for the holidays! The woman in your life will love you for it.

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Cool Cycle Dude – March 27, 2017

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Well I got something in the mail today which was way cool. Very creative little book called The Adventures of Mimi and Moto the Motorcycle Monkeys. Yup, motorcycle monkeys. Its direct application is to get the little tykes involved in motorcycling using a Disney-like genre. This book is approximately 20 odd pages. So, if you’re looking for something along the lines of War and Peace, you’re out of luck. But if you’re looking for a really cool book to read to your children, nieces, nephews, grandkids and anyone under the age of five in your close vicinity, this is definitely the book you want to have in your hand.

Before I go too much further, I want to provide you with the contact information to possibly purchase this book. It can be purchased off of Amazon. And you can purchase it directly by clicking this link to www.mimiandmoto.com. Okay, I got that out of the way. (And I want to thank the authors for sending me this copy of the book to review.)

This book is a children’s motorcycle picture book that will inspire future participants in the motorcycle industry. No “See Spot Run” in this book. Do they even have “See Spot Run” books in schools anymore? Let’s get back on track. The illustrations in this book will spark a child’s imagination while teaching him or her motorcycle safety. It also teaches about camaraderie with your mates on the open road. This is definitely a book that a child would treasure.

This book is 100% coolcycledude approved!

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Motorcycle.com – February 24, 2017

The Adventures Of Mimi And Moto The Motorcycle Monkeys Second Edition

Last October we reviewed the children’s book The Adventures Of Mimi And Moto The Motorcycle Monkeys. Today marks the second edition of Mimi and Moto. The newest version receives a few updates, some pointed out from our review (it’s nice to know someone is paying attention). If you’re wanting a way to introduce motorcycling into a child’s life, this book is a great way to get started.

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Rider Magazine – December 13, 2016

Inspire Kids to Ride with “The Adventures of Mimi and Moto” | Book Review

I have fond memories of my mother reading books to my brother and me when we were little tykes. We’d curl up in bed on either side of her, and she’d read aloud enthusiastically. We loved anything by Dr. Seuss (my favorite, especially this time of year, was “How The Grinch Stole Christmas”), “The Berenstain Bears” series and other classics. And as we got a little older, she’d regularly read to us Judith Viorst’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” since we all have those from time to time.

Alas, none of the books Mom read to us had motorcycles in them, which probably explains why we were both late bloomers and didn’t learn to ride motorcycles until we were in our 20s.

A good way to set the motorcycle hook early is with “The Adventures of Mimi and Moto: The Motorcycle Monkeys,” a new children’s book written by the husband and wife team of Nancy Gerloff and Mark Augustyn, and whimsically illustrated by Esteban Alvarado.

The book follows blue-eyed Mimi, a female monkey, and green-eyed Moto, her male companion, as they ride dirt bikes, sportbikes, choppers, a sidecar and what looks like a Gold Wing. Mimi usually rides her own bike, which is inspirational for young girls, but she assumes the more stereotypical role of passenger on the Gold Wing and sidecar. Mimi and Moto always wear helmets, which is another good lesson to teach the little ones.

I gave a copy of “Mimi and Moto” to Nina Lou, my six-month-old niece (daughter of my motorcycle-riding brother), and her mother immediately read it to her. As an elementary school teacher, Nina’s mother is a veteran reader of books to children, and she read the simple story aloud with great flourish. Nina’s eyes lit up, and I could tell “Mimi and Moto” would be in regular rotation in the months and years ahead. Whether Nina’s Mom gives the green light to a minibike when she gets a little older remains to be seen, but her uncle is hopeful!

Another copy of “Mimi and Moto” will be a Christmas present for 18-month-old August, the son of my riding buddy, Paul. August has already outgrown his BMW (Baby Motor Works) onesie and will soon be on two wheels, I’m sure.

Published by Little Rider Enterprises, “The Adventures of Mimi and Moto: The Motorcycle Monkeys” is available for $8.99 in hardcover from Amazon or for $4.99 in a digital version via “lifetime membership” at mimiandmoto.com, which is a great way to have it at the ready on your iPad or other mobile device.

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CycleNews – December 4, 2016

The Adventures of Mimi and Moto: The Motorcycle Monkeys

Mimi and Moto are the stars of the The Adventures of Mimi and Moto: The Motorcycle Monkeys. The authors created this book to help parents and grandparents share their passion for riding motorcycles in a positive way with their children and grandchildren. The book is geared for ages 1 and up, and emphasizes that motorcycling is fun and safety comes first. A digital version is also available.

From the authors…

We created Mimi and Moto to help parents and grandparents share their passion for riding motorcycles with their children and grandchildren. The book is geared for ages 1 and up and it is also great for children learning how to read. We hope it becomes the ‘first’ motorcycle book families introduce to their children.

We were inspired to create a children’s book when our infant daughter began looking through and identifying motorcycles in the American Motorcyclist, the monthly magazine published by the American Motorcycle Association. Unable to find a motorcycle-themed, age-appropriate book we liked, we put our vision to work and created a pair of riding monkeys to build a fun and inspiring children’s motorcycle world.

Through the playful and charming characters of Mimi and Moto, riders can share the following lessons with their children and grandchildren: i) motorcycling is fun, ii) safety always comes first,
iii) girls and boys ride, and iv) there are many different kinds of motorcycles.

 

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WomenRidersNow – November 18, 2016

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“The Adventures of Mimi and Moto: The Motorcycle Monkeys” is a children’s motorcycle book recently released that is a fun way for adults to share their love of riding with their young family members.

Mimi and Moto are darling monkeys, female and male, who each ride a motorcycle. This cute story shares four lessons about motorcycling that motorcycle riders will want to share with their little family members.

The book was written by the husband and wife team of Nancy Gerloff and Mark Augustyn. Nancy says, “We created Mimi and Moto to help parents and grandparents share their passion for riding motorcycles with their children and grandchildren. The book is geared for ages 1 and up and young readers. We hope it becomes the ‘first’ motorcycle book families introduce to their children.”

“We were inspired by our infant daughter when she began looking through the American Motorcyclist magazines we had at home,” says Mark. He adds, “Through the playful and charming characters of Mimi and Moto, we want riders to share important lessons with their children and grandchildren.

We love the adorable Mimi and Moto characters artfully illustrated by Esteban Alvarado.

The text is simple and easy to read. And the illustrations are large and colorful so that even babies will be engaged.

The four lessons in the book are: 1) motorcycling is fun, 2) safety always comes first, 3) girls and boys ride, and 4) there are many different kinds of motorcycles.

The hardcover 12-page book retails for $8.99 and is available on Amazon.The digital book is available via a “lifetime membership” on the MimiAndMoto.com website for $4.99. The lifetime membership provides access to the book for viewing on a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Additionally, members get access to all future Mimi and Moto books made available on the website, as well as other forthcoming membership benefits. To learn more visit MimiAndMoto.com.

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Cyril Huze Blog – November 11, 2016

The Adventures of Mimi and Moto. The Motorcycle Monkeys.

There are a few – too few – motorcycle books for very young children. They are ideal for parents and grandparents who want to share their passion for riding motorcycles with their children and grandchildren.

Authors Nancy Gerloff and Mark Augustyn were inspired to create this book when their infant daughter began looking through The American Motorcyclist, the monthly magazine published by AMA, and started identifying motorcycles. So, they created Mimi & Moto, a pair of riding monkeys fun to look at.

Objectives of this book is not to tell a story, but mostly through illustrations to demonstrate that motorcycling is fun, that safety always comes first, that girls and boys ride, that there are many different kinds of motorcycles. For children 1 year +.

Christmas is coming. Hardcover available for $8.99. Order online at Amazon by going to Mimi And Moto.