Do you like good food? I have been told that dim sum is a great way to go to try good foods. I have officially never gone to a dim sum restaurant, but our narrator has. Every Sunday with their family, in fact; and they look forward to it all week! Consisting of their parents, siblings, a couple grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins the family shares news, food, and so much more. The anticipation slowly builds up as we see the narrator’s anticipation, the surroundings of the restaurant, the introduction of the family and finally the food. And in the end, we learn that dim sum is not just food, but the love that you share.
I might not want to try the shrimp dumplings, but there were a few things in Dim Sum, Here We Come! that looked good, and that is from illustrations and not photographs. Maple Lam (who frankly has the best name period, not to mention for a book about food) shows us how the food comes in baskets on a cart, how the table spins, how the dim sum card is used to keep track of food and more. The colors are sweet, the details minimal but bring things to life. And while your family might not have this exact tradition, you and your child can relate to family gatherings.
This book is sweet, and most ages can enjoy. I might not be “jumping up and down over it,” but I do like it and enjoyed the experience of reading. Might work best one-on-one reading but could work in a classroom if you are talking about cultures, traditions, or food.