Bee-bim Bop!

Bee-bim Bop!


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547076713
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 11/10/2008
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 98,609
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 bestseller A Long Walk to Water as well as the Newbery Medal book A Single Shard and many other acclaimed novels and picture books. She lives in Rochester, NY.,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.

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Bee-bim Bop! 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Crazeee4bks More than 1 year ago
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.
EGHunter01 More than 1 year ago
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.
smmote on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about a family making some kind of recipe called bee-bim-bop. They add ingredients like eggs, rice, onions, meat, garlic, and carrots. The little girl loves bee-bim bop and is anxious for it to be ready to eat. Everyone in the family (Mom, Dad, Grandmother, baby, dog) has a big appetite for bee-bim-bop that must be their special recipe.
Nhritzuk on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I first read this story with my 3 year old, who speaks English and Korean. She was excited to hear words like "Bi-Bim-Bop" and "kimchee" in the story. She was also able to identify the Korean word for the images throughout the story. This story is a fun one to read for young children because it turns a recipe into a rhyme and celebrates the process that goes into making a traditional dish. Bibimbop is one of my favorite Korean meals, so I will definitely be writing down the recipe that is written on the back. Although, it does sort of remind me of Baba's recipe for perogies: a pinch of this, a little of that:).
jacale19 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about a Korean recipe (that is given in the book) and it exposes children to Korean culture.
mmwrigh3 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
About a little Korean girl who is making a traditional meal with her mother called bee-bim bop. They go grocery shopping together, cut the veggies and meat together, and cook the meal. Then the entire family comes together for dinner. Says Grace and eats dinner together. I think this book is precious. The recipe is even in the back of the book.
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