A Korean American girl celebrates food and family in this cheerful book about cooking a special meal by Newbery Medalist Linda Sue Park.
In bouncy rhyming text, an excited and hungry child tells about helping her mother make bee-bim bop: shopping, preparing ingredients, setting the table, and finally sitting down with her family to enjoy a favorite meal.
The energy and enthusiasm of the young narrator are conveyed in the whimsical illustrations, which bring details from the artist’s childhood in Korea to his depiction of a modern Korean American family.
Linda Sue Park, Newbery Medal winner for A Single Shard and #1 New York Times bestseller for A Long Walk to Water, is the renowned author of many books for young readers, including picture books, poetry, and historical and contemporary fiction. Born in Illinois, Ms. Park has also lived in California, England, and Ireland. She now lives in western New York. Learn more at lindasuepark.com.
"Bouncy rhymes . . . and loving depictions of the joys of being mom's sous-chef . . . unabashedly happy and . . . catchy." — Publishers Weekly
"Bouncy-rhyming . . . vivacity and charm . . . from a child's-eye point of view."
— Kirkus Reviews
"Park captures the exciting rush of dinnertime preparations...Lee's watercolors extend the flurry of activity, humor, and delight." — Booklist
"Expressive, child's-eye watercolors get in on all the activity...in this celebration of a well-loved cultural dish." — Horn Book Magazine