Author: Kat Zhang

Illustrator: Charlene Chua

Amy is a confident little girl that can do many things, except one thing she truly wants to do as part of her cultural connection — make a perfect bao. Her family teaches her how to make bao As she learns, the readers are able to follow along with how to make the perfect bao through the step by step instructions. (Bao is a Chinese steamed bread roll with a filling of meat or vegetables.)

As Amy learns to make bao the concept of perseverance and determination are at the core of reaching your goals, in this case making the perfect bao. It may be hard. It may get frustrating. But, with support, encouragement, and continued trial and error, success is possible. And in the end, you and your class/children can make the perfect bao with the recipe in the back of the book.

Reviewed By: Anni Reinking