Monday, March 1, 2021

23. Luna's Yum Yum Dim Sum


Luna's Yum yum Dim Sum. Natasha Yim. Illustrated by Violet Kim. 2020. [December] 32 pages. [Source: Review copy]

First sentence: It's Luna's birthday! Ma Ma and Ba Ba are taking Luna and her brothers to a dim sum restaurant for a special birthday lunch. 

Premise/plot: Luna's Yum Yum Dim Sum is a math problem in disguise--not really, it says right on the cover. Luna, the birthday girl, gets into a dilemma with her two brothers Kai and Benji. There are six pork buns (char siu bao) to divide between the three of them. (I'm guessing the parents ordered something different. Honestly the parents might as well not be in this one). So what will happen when ONE of the six falls on the floor? How will the three kids divide five between the three of them? Can they agree on what's fair?

My thoughts: I may not love, love, love math, but I do love to eat! I enjoyed this one. The children solve how to share/divide the food between themselves without any interference or input from the parents. (We never do learn what the parents ordered. I was curious.) Is that wishful thinking? Maybe. Maybe not depending not only on the kids' ages but on the kids' personalities as well!

© 2021 Becky Laney of Young Readers

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