Bee-Bim Bop! (Hardcover)

By Linda Sue Park, Ho Baek Lee (Illustrator)

Clarion Books, 9780618265114, 31pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2005

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Description

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.



Praise For Bee-Bim Bop!

"Bouncy rhymes . . . and loving depictions of the joys of being mom's sous-chef . . . unabashedly happy and . . . catchy." PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Publishers Weekly

"Bouncy-rhyming . . . vivacity and charm . . . from a child's-eye point of view" KIRKUS REVIEWS Kirkus Reviews

"Park captures the exciting rush of dinnertime preparations...Lee's watercolors extend the flurry of activity, humor, and delight." BOOKLIST Booklist, ALA

"Expressive, child's-eye watercolors get in on all the activity...in this celebration of a well-loved cultural dish." HORN BOOK GUIDE Horn Book Guide

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