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Author-Illustrator: Maple Lam

Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Book

Pub. Date: January 3, 2023

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I can't wait to see everyone. I'm going to eat lots of shrimp dumplings, rice noodle rolls, egg tarts, and my favorite – char siu buns. We will have to order enough for us all to share. So what are you waiting for? Dim sum, here we come!

This delicious picture book from Maple Lam celebrates loves, family, and of course, FOOD!

While the food might seem to steal the show in this cheerful book, Lam links it all together with an emphasis on sharing: ‘sharing dim sum means I love you.’

~ Booklist, Review of the Day

Lam's love of both dim sum and family is infectious, and she deftly weaves cultural details into the story.

~ Kirkus, Starred Review

Sharing, caring, and cultural traditions mark a Chinese American family's weekly meal together in author-illustrator Lam's delectable picture book.

~ Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

This is a charming, ebullient celebration of family and food, but it is also a playful primer for readers unfamiliar with Chinese customs and dim sum.

~ The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

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