Author: Moore, Katrina
When Daisy's grandfather, or Yeh-Yeh, visits from China, she does everything she can think of to make him smile and finally finds a way. Includes a recipe for fried rice.
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Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 2.40
Points: .5 Quiz: 518788
Kirkus Reviews (03/15/20)
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Booklist - 04/01/2020 Daisy’s Yeh-Yeh is visiting from China. She has exciting plans for all that she and her grandpa will do together, but he arrives very grumpy. What will make him smile? Tiara tea parties? Playing in the snow? Singing karaoke? Nothing seems to make his grumpiness go away, until Daisy finds a box of his Chinese recipes and asks if they can make fried rice together. As they eat it, she finally gets the smile from Yeh-Yeh that she’s been waiting for. This precious story celebrates how love can transcend both generations and cultures. The language barrier with a foreign relative is expertly and affectionately portrayed, and both the story and its illustrations are fluidly multicultural, with Chinese lanterns and calligraphy and vases tucked throughout a household that’s eating spaghetti and meatballs with forks. Yan’s delightful artwork has all the humor and detail and sunlight of a Pixar film. Many children will certainly relate to this sweet child with a big heart who just wants to make her elder happy—and does. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.