Yoomi loves Grandma's cooking—except for stinky, spicy kimchi, the pickled cabbage condiment served at Korean meals.
"You can't eat it because you're a baby," her brothers tease. And they don't play with babies. Determined to prove she's not a baby, Yoomi tries to find a way to make kimchi taste better—but not even ice cream can help. Luckily, Grandma has a good idea, and soon everyone has a new food to enjoy.
Celebrating family, food, and growing up, this story about a Korean-American family will appeal to picky eaters and budding foodies alike. Aram Kim's lively art is filled with expressive characters and meticulous details—and of course, mouth-watering illustrations of traditional Korean dishes and ingredients.
Backmatter includes information about kimchi and how it's made, and best of all, a recipe for Grandma's kimchi pancakes to try yourself!
For more about Yoomi and her family, don't miss Let's Go to Taekwondo! by Aram Kim.
A Junior Library Guild Selection!
About the Author
Aram Kim was born in Cincinnati, raised in South Korea, and currently lives in New York City. A graduate of Yonsei University in Seoul and the School of Visual Arts in New York, Aram is the author and illustrator of Cat on the Bus, her first picture book.
* "This fun and engaging story about food, family, and tradition is broadly appealing as a read-aloud or read-alone selection."—School Library Journal, Starred Review
"Distinctive patterns, unusual perspectives, and intriguing details add to the illustrations appeal. . . . This brisk, bright family story effectively conveys a universal experience through a very specific cultural lens."—Kirkus Reviews
"Using pencil, pastel, and digital manipulation, Kim (Cat on the Bus) creates a crisp and cozy domestic environment for her cat family"—Publishers Weekly