Bee-Bim Bop!

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.

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  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547076713

  • ISBN-10: 0547076711

  • Pages: 32

  • Price: $7.99

  • Publication Date: 11/10/2008

  • Carton Quantity: 50

  • Age(s): 4,5,6,7

  • Grade(s): Pre-K-3

  • Reading Level:

    • Guided Reading Level L

Linda Sue Park
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Linda Sue Park

 Linda Sue Park is the author of the Newbery Medal book A Single Shard and bestseller A Long Walk to Water. She has also written several acclaimed picture books, fiction and nonfiction, and is a founding member of We Need Diverse Books. She lives in Rochester, New York, with her family. Visit her online at lspark.com and on Twitter @LindaSuePark.
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Ho Baek Lee

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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  • 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

Available Resources

Related Categories

  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547076713

  • ISBN-10: 0547076711

  • Pages: 32

  • Price: $7.99

  • Publication Date: 11/10/2008

  • Carton Quantity: 50

  • Age(s): 4,5,6,7

  • Grade(s): Pre-K-3

  • Reading Level:

    • Guided Reading Level L

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