ISBN (Hardcover) 978-0823437627
Holiday House | Age 3-7 | Guided Reading Level: H
Themes: Animals/Fiction, Asian American Interest, Customs Traditions, Family & Relationships, New Experience
Yoomi hates stinky, spicy kimchi - the pickled cabbage condiment served at Korean meals. So her brothers call her a baby and refuse to play with her.
Yoomi is determined to eat kimchi. She tries to disguise it by eating it on a cookie, on pizza, and in ice cream. But that doesn’t work. Then Grandma shows Yoomi how to make kimchi pancakes. This story about family, food, and intergenerational connection has universal themes, and at the same time celebrates Korean culture.
A kimchi pancake recipe and other back matter are included.
★ The Junior Library Guild Selection
“This fun and engaging story about food,
family, and tradition is broadly appealing.”
- School Library Journal (starred review)
★ Bank Street College’s Best Children’s Book of the Year (2018)
★ A Baker’s Dozen (2018): The Best Children’s Books for Family Literacy by The Pennsylvania Center for the Book