Natasha Yim, author
Natasha Yim was born in Malaysia, grew up in Singapore and Hong Kong, and now lives in California. She is the author of many picture books, including Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas, The Rock Maiden, and Mulan's New Year. Her favorite type of dim sum is egg custard tarts.
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Violet Kim, illustrator
World traveler Violet Kim studied illustration at Rhode Island School of Design and now lives in Taiwan. She is the illustrator of If You're Going to a March, The Little Gray Bunny, and Earth Day, Birthday! Wherever she travels, she looks for a restaurant where she can enjoy her favorite dim sum: shrimp dumplings.
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Natasha on Matthew Winner's Children's Book Podcast!
It is Luna’s birthday and as a celebration, her parents, Ma Ma and Ba Ba take Luna and her siblings to a dim sum restaurant. It is here where smells of dumplings, buns, sweets, and desserts caress Luna’s senses. The smells are exquisite and invoke lasting traditions. When a mishap occurs, Luna and her two siblings are forced to solve problems, negotiate, collaborate, share and celebrate. Luna y su riquisimo dim sum-Luna’s Yum Yum Dim Sum story is an exploration of tastes, flavors, scents, culture, family relationships, discovery and more. Educators and parents will appreciate the surprise integration of math and Chinese traditions. Children of all ages will enjoy Luna’s culture and learn so much from this wonderful and vivid story. A bonus to this wonderful book is the Spanish bilingual version. The Spanish translation is superb and can easily be integrated into the classroom, at home or read to a friend.
Spanish Bilingual Hardcover
Spanish Bilingual Paperback
Page count: 32
91/2 x 91/2