- Picture books
New York :
Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc
- First edition
- Physical Description
- 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
- Main Author
- Other Authors
PreS-Gr 3—Whether or not the tune of "The Wheels on the Bus" hits readers' ears when they first see the title, what unfolds in Shang's pages will soon have them humming along. A joyful Chinese family, as shown in Tu's funny and irascible illustrations, celebrates meal time at large round tables with lazy Susans making every single dish available to all. Nai Nai sips her tea with a "hoo, hoo, hoo, hoo, hoo, hoo," and there is eating with a "yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum." It works beautifully and young listeners won't need much of a cue to jump in and celebrate, too. A guide to Chinese dining etiquette explains the correctness of an appreciative slurp and the possible problems of cleaning your plate (a host or cook may fret that you have not had enough to eat!), followed by notes from both author and illustrator, cementing this book's ode to memory and eating as shared family bonds. VERDICT With a food glossary included, this is a take-along book for restaurant dining, or a book to start children discussing their own food memories and festivities. And please, bring snacks.—Kimberly Olson Fakih, School Library Journal Copyright 2021 School Library Journal.
Presents a song set to the tune of "The wheels on the bus," where a multigenerational family enjoys a culturally rich meal.Review by Publisher Summary 2
A culturally inspired celebration of the food, laughter and love of a multigenerational family meal depicts busy relatives who gather to prepare food, slurp noodles, press tofu and tap chopsticks to the tune of “The Wheels on the Bus.” Illustrations.Review by Publisher Summary 3
Sing along to this delicious twist on "The Wheels on the Bus" and celebrate the food, laughter, and love of a multigenerational family meal!* "Artfully brings an authentic expression of family love...an utterly charming [twist] to a familiar tune." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review The rice in the pot goes round and round,Round and round, round and round,The rice in the pot goes round and roundAt the table where my family gathers round...At the table where this family gathers, they share food, laughter, and, most of all, love. Readers of all ages are sure to delight in this joyful, expressive sing-along, slurping noodles, squishing tofu, and tapping chopsticks as they sing along to this familiar tune.Rhythmic text from The Great Wall of Lucy Wu author and Asian/Pacific American Library Association Award winner Wendy Wan-Long Shang, and vibrant, playful illustrations from artist Lorian Tu bring this heartwarming, mouth-watering story to life. Informative back matter includes a food glossary and etiquette guidelines that are sure to delight and engage young readers.