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Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao

Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao

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A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2019

Meet the funny, fierce, and fearless Amy Wu, who is determined to make a perfect bao bun today. Can she rise to the occasion?

Amy loves to make bao with her family. But it takes skill to make the bao taste and look delicious. And her bao keep coming out all wrong.

Then she has an idea that may give her a second chance...Will Amy ever make the perfect bao?

Author: Kat Zhang
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Published: 10/01/2019
Pages: 40
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.04lbs
Size: 9.10h x 11.20w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781534411333
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 2.6
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 508129 / Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 07/01/2019 pg. 151
Publishers Weekly 08/05/2019
Kirkus Reviews Fall Preview 08/15/2019 pg. 66
Booklist 09/15/2019 pg. 58
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 10/01/2019
School Library Journal 10/07/2019 pg. 1

About the Author
Kat Zhang loves traveling to places both real and fictional--the former have better souvenirs, but the latter allow for dragons, so it's a tough pick. A graduate of Vanderbilt University, she now spends her free time scribbling poetry, taking photographs, and climbing atop things she shouldn't. You can learn about her travels, literary and otherwise, at

Charlene Chua draws many things, from baos to dragons to, literally, the kitchen sink. When she is not drawing, she enjoys playing or talking to her cats (they listen politely, most of the time). Charlene grew up in Singapore and now lives in Canada. Her favorite bao are "char siu" bao!
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