Children’s Books about Korean Food

1. Bee-bim Bop! (Author: Linda Sue Park and Illustrator: Ho Baek Lee) (2005)  (Grade Level: P-3)

Editorial Reviews

“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

–This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Linda Sue Park is the author of the Newbery Medal-winning A Single Shard, the best-seller A Long Walk to Water, and the highly-praised novel Prairie Lotus. She has also written several acclaimed picture books and serves on the advisory board of We Need Diverse Books. She lives in Rochester, New York, with her family., 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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2. No Kimchi For Me! (Author: Linda Sue Park and Illustrator: Ho Baek Lee) (2017) (Age Level: 3-7 | Grade Level: P-2)

Editorial Reviews

* “This fun and engaging story about food, family, and tradition is broadly appealing as a read-aloud or read-alone selection.”—School Library Journal, Starred Review

“Distinctive patterns, unusual perspectives, and intriguing details add to the illustrations appeal. . . . This brisk, bright family story effectively conveys a universal experience through a very specific cultural lens.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Using pencil, pastel, and digital manipulation, Kim (Cat on the Bus) creates a crisp and cozy domestic environment for her cat family”—Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Aram Kim was born in Cincinnati, raised in South Korea, and currently lives in New York City. A graduate of Yonsei University in Seoul and the School of Visual Arts in New York, Aram is the author and illustrator of Cat on the Bus, her first picture book. –This text refers to the paperback edition.

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