In English, dim sum means “little hearts,” or “touches the heart,” but to this young girl, dim sum means delicious. On a visit to a bustling dim sum restaurant, a family picks their favorite little dishes from the steaming trolleys filled with dumplings, cakes, buns, and tarts. And as is traditional and fun, they share their food with each other so that everyone gets a bite of everything.
Just right for young children, Dim Sum for Everyone! celebrates a cultural custom and a universal favorite activity–eating!
January 14, 2003
Preschool - 2
Lexile: 250L | Fountas/Pinnell: G
is an award-winning and bestselling author and illustrator. She has written and illustrated several picture books about life in a Chinese American family (based on her own!): Dim Sum for Everyone!
, Kite Flying
, Fortune Cookie Fortunes
and Thanking the Moon
. And she was awarded a Caldecott Honor for A Big Mooncake for Little Star
. Her books for older readers include the Newbery Honor winner Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
, When the Sea Turned to Silver, Starry River of the Sky, The Year of the Dog, The Year of the Rat
, and Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same!
. Grace Lin grew up in upstate New York and attended the Rhode Island School of Design. She now lives in Massachusetts. To learn more, visit gracelin.com.
“Like the pleasures of dim sum, this is a compact treat.”—Booklist
“A delightful read-aloud.”—Kirkus Reviews