#blogbookaday: No Kimchi For Me!

28 Jul

No Kimchi For Me.jpgSummary:  “Yoomi hates stinky, spicy kimchi—the pickled cabbage condiment served at Korean meals. So her brothers call her a baby and refuse to play with her. Yoomi is determined to eat kimchi. She tries to disguise it by eating it on a cookie, on pizza, and in ice cream. But that doesn’t work. Then Grandma shows Yoomi how to make kimchi pancakes. This story about family, food, and a six-year-old “coming of age” has universal themes, and at the same time celebrates Korean culture. A kimchi pancake recipe and other back matter are included. ” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: Yoomi loves her Grandma’s cooking, but hates kimchi! After another failed attempt to try it, her brothers call her a baby and refuse to play with her. She is determined to eat kimchi and tries everything to like it! Finally, Grandma helps Yoomi make a kimchi pancake that she likes (and even her brothers want to try it!)

Personal Reaction: I love that this is a typical story about not liking certain food, but at the same time celebrates Korean culture. I know plenty of kids that have a much more refined palate than I did at their age, but there’s always something that they don’t like. This is a great story about continuing to try something you don’t like and giving it another chance. Plus, with a recipe in that back, it’s a great extension activity to the book – why not try making a kimchi pancake at home?

Title: No Kimchi For Me!
Author: Aram Kim
Illustrator: Aram Kim
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication Date: September 5, 2017

#blogbookaday (1)This is a new idea I’m trying on my blog this year that was inspired by @donalynbooks and @heisereads – to provide a brief review of a picture book every day of 2018. You’ll get a brief summary of the story, a review of the content, illustrations and theme, my personal reaction to the book and all the pertinent publication information! Enjoy!


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