Bee-bim Bop! by Linda Sue ParkBee-bim Bop! by Linda Sue Park

Bee-bim Bop!

byLinda Sue ParkIllustratorHo Baek Lee

Paperback | November 10, 2008

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Bee-bim bop (the name translates as "mix-mix rice") is a traditional Korean dish of rice topped, and then mixed, with meat and vegetables. In bouncy rhyming text, a hungry child tells about helping her mother make bee-bim bop: shopping, preparing ingredients, setting the table, and finally sitting down with her family to enjoy a favorite meal. The energy and enthusiasm of the young narrator are conveyed in the whimsical illustrations, which bring details from the artist's childhood in Korea to his depiction of a modern Korean American family. Even young readers who aren't familiar with the dish will recognize the pride that comes from helping Mama, the fun of mixing ingredients together in a bowl, and the pleasure of sharing delicious food. Includes author's own recipe.
Linda Sue Park is the author of the Newbery Medal book A Single Shard and bestseller A Long Walk to Water . She has written several acclaimed picture book texts. She lives in Rochester, New York, with her family. Visit her online at and on Twitter @LindaSuePark. Ho Baek Lee is the illustrator of Bee-Bim Bop! ...
Title:Bee-bim Bop!Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.5 × 9 × 0.1 inPublished:November 10, 2008Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0547076711

ISBN - 13:9780547076713

Appropriate for ages: 4

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Bee-bim Bop! I really like the catchy text. How many bouncy ways can we rhyme with bee bim bop? (A zillion, apparently.)
Date published: 2017-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We love it! We got this book as a gift for my 1-year old. The book has great repetition so it's easy to read it with a beat to make it a fun book for little ones. Great cultural references. We get it as a gift now for our friends with babies
Date published: 2016-12-14

Editorial Reviews

"Bouncy rhymes . . . and loving depictions of the joys of being mom's sous-chef . . . unabashedly happy and . . . catchy." PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Publishers Weekly"Bouncy-rhyming . . . vivacity and charm . . . from a child's-eye point of view" KIRKUS REVIEWS Kirkus Reviews"Park captures the exciting rush of dinnertime preparations...Lee's watercolors extend the flurry of activity, humor, and delight." BOOKLIST Booklist, ALA"Expressive, child's-eye watercolors get in on all the this celebration of a well-loved cultural dish." HORN BOOK GUIDE Horn Book Guide