Bee-bim bop (the name translates as “mix-mix rice”) is a traditional Korean dish of rice topped, and then mixed, with meat and vegetables. In bouncy rhyming text, a 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. Even young readers who aren’t familiar with the dish will recognize the pride that comes from helping Mama, the fun of mixing ingredients together in a bowl, and the pleasure of sharing delicious food. Includes author’s own recipe.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Product dimensions:||8.80(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.20(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 7 Years|
About the Author
Linda Sue Park is the author of the Newbery Medal book A Single Shard and bestseller A Long Walk to Water. She has written several acclaimed picture books. She lives in Rochester, New York, with her family. Visit her online at lspark.com and on Twitter @LindaSuePark.
Ho Baek Lee is the illustrator of Bee-Bim Bop! and has also written and illustrated several other books for children. He lives in Seoul, Korea.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I found this at the Minnesota Children's Museum just as my friends were about to adopt their first child from Korea. I sat down and found a copy immediately and ordered it for them! My own copy is on order now. A delightful rhyme describes a Korean Child and her mother preparing the traditional Korean meal called Bee Bim Bop (a stir fry type dish)_from grocery shopping to multigenerations gathering to eat the meal. Includes the recipe definitions and preparation suggestions in the back. Very catchy and fun for both me and the kids. Pictures and rhythm show the child impatiently but happily "waiting" and "helping" just like any kid the world over waits for their favorite meal to be prepared.
Ko-chee-chang, what do you think that is? Read Bee-bim Bop! and you will know. This children's book is a wonderful way to inspire family activities. Enjoy the rhythm and rhyme along with the colorful illustrations. The illustrations give great detail of the facial features. This book, I believe, children and the adults reading to them will delight in.