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Amy Wu and the perfect bao
2019
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Meet the funny, fierce, and fearless Amy Wu, who is determined to make a perfect bao bun today. Can she rise to the occasion?

Amy loves to make bao with her family. But it takes skill to make the bao taste and look delicious. And her bao keep coming out all wrong.

Then she has an idea that may give her a second chance...Will Amy ever make the perfect bao?
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Everyone in the family can make perfect bao except for little Amy. When she tries, hers are always too small or too big, or they have too much filling or not enough. But today is the day she will succeed in making the perfect bao! This is an incredibly straightforward and simple, step-by-step picture book that lays out the full-day procedure of how to create, fill, pinch, and steam buns from the Chinese food tradition. If you stretch for it, you can locate a message of resilience and ingenuity and create a larger conversation, but either way, it's a factual representation of a Chinese family's cooking and bonding experience that will increase the diversity of any collection. Although she has an established career in YA and middle-grade literature, this is Zhang's first picture book, and Chua's illustrations are brightly colored and highly expressive. The back matter even includes Amy's family's recipe for bao dough and filling and cooking instructions for a household or classroom extension activity for tiny hands.--Becca Worthington Copyright 2010 Booklist
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