Sub-Genre: People & Places
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Book theme: United States, Asian American
Item Number (DPCI): 247-08-6999
Mommy surprises Brandon with his grandma from China, Pï¿½ Po (婆婆), when she picks him up from school one day. When they get home, the adventure begins! While Brandon and Pï¿½ Po (婆婆) are making Chinese dumplings, called jiǎo zi (餃子), Brandon makes a mess and he and Pï¿½ Po (婆婆) have a good laugh! They chat and bond over the experience. Then Brandon eats and eats and eats and makes a surprise at the end that delights the whole family! This adorable story includes some conversational Mandarin Chinese (including Pinyin - pronunciation) and is written the way a real Chinese grandmother and her Chinese-American grandson would speak with each other. It is a fun read for families with children who are learning, or are interested in, Mandarin or Chinese culture.