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 No kimchi for me!
 Author: Kim, Aram


 Publisher:  Holiday House
 Pub Year: 2017

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [33] p., col. ill., 26 cm

 BTSB No: 517938 ISBN: 9780823437627
 Ages: 3-7 Grades: K-2

 Subjects:
 Eating customs -- Fiction
 Kimchi -- Fiction
 Korean Americans -- Fiction

Price: $19.99

Summary:
Yoomi hates stinky spicy kimchi--until Grandma makes kimchi pancakes for her!

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 1.30
   Points: .5   Quiz: 192211
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 1.10
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 72223

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (07/15/17)
   School Library Journal (+) (09/01/17)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 09/01/2017 PreS-Gr 2—Their grandmother announces lunch featuring delicious Korean dishes while Yoomi and her brothers play. Yoomi enjoys grandma's dried seaweed, soft egg omelets, and even the seasoned bean sprouts, but she does not like "stinky spicy kimchi!" Her older brothers, Jun and Yoon, won't let her play with them because she's too little; "big kids eat kimchi." Despite trying various ways to mask kimchi—like on pizza or over ice cream—it is the kimchi pancakes that the child and her grandmother make together that delight Yoomi. They are delicious, enjoyed by all, and elevate Yoomi to big-kid status. The Korean family is depicted as personified cats reminiscent of the feline in Kim's first picture book, Cat on the Bus. Illustrations created in pastel and colored pencil are detailed but uncluttered, expressive, and childlike. In addition to a recipe for kimchi pancakes, beginning endpapers depict the vegetables from which kimchi is made while closing endpapers show different-plated kimchi. VERDICT This fun and engaging story about food, family, and tradition is broadly appealing as a read-aloud or read-alone selection..—Maria B. Salvadore, formerly at District of Columbia Public Library - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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