Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao

Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao

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A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2019

Meet the funny, fierce, and fearless Amy Wu, who is determined to make a perfect bao bun today. Can she rise to the occasion?

Amy loves to make bao with her family. But it takes skill to make the bao taste and look delicious. And her bao keep coming out all wrong.

Then she has an idea that may give her a second chance...Will Amy ever make the perfect bao?
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Product details

  • Hardback | 40 pages
  • 229 x 279 x 10mm | 492g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • f-c uncoated jkt w- spot UV and deboss; f-c uncoated interior
  • 153441133X
  • 9781534411333
  • 32,595

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A Kirkus Best Book of 2019's 31 Best Gifts for 5-Year-Olds 2019

"Upbeat...This is a book to get creative juices flowing." -The New York Times
"This sweet book both encourages cooking together as a family and rewards creative problem-solving." -Food Network Blog
"An extra-tasty book for bao lovers everywhere." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Winning." -Publishers Weekly
"Children will relate to this readaloud if they've ever faced a situation when emulating adults failed, but Amy's triumph is sure to inspire them to try again." -BCCB
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About Kat Zhang

Kat Zhang loves traveling to places both real and fictional-the former have better souvenirs, but the latter allow for dragons, so it's a tough pick. A graduate of Vanderbilt University, she now spends her free time scribbling poetry, taking photographs, and climbing atop things she shouldn't. You can learn about her travels, literary and otherwise, at

Charlene Chua draws many things, from baos to dragons to, literally, the kitchen sink. When she is not drawing, she enjoys playing or talking to her cats (they listen politely, most of the time). Charlene grew up in Singapore and now lives in Canada. Her favorite bao are "char siu" bao!
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Rating details

640 ratings
4.3 out of 5 stars
5 44% (279)
4 45% (287)
3 10% (66)
2 1% (8)
1 0% (0)
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