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Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao

Part of Amy Wu
Illustrated by Charlene Chua
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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?

Photograph by Alice Hong

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 choice. A writer of books for teens and children, she spends her free time scribbling poetry, taking photographs, and climbing atop things she shouldn’t. You can learn more about her at KatZhang.com. 

Charlene Chua draws many things, from baos to dragons, and everything in-between. When they are not drawing, they enjoy cooking, reading, and playing with their cats. Charlene grew up in Singapore, and now lives in Canada. Her favorite baos are still char siu baos, and her favorite dumplings are air-fryer wontons!

A Kirkus Best Book of 2019
TODAY.com’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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