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bee bim bop
on January 17, 2006
This fanciful poem captures the delight of a child as she helps her mother prepare a meal of bee bim bop. Park uses quatrains with a common rhyme scheme to assemble the aromatic rice, the fresh vegetables, golden eggs and savory strips of meat into a poem that expresses the child's anticipation of this traditional Korean dish. The watercolor and pencil drawings are charming. The artist and author have come to a satisfying collaboration in this book that will find a large audience among children regardless their heritage. At the end of the book are instructions on making the meal that includes a list of ingredients, step by step instructions, and precautionary warnings about using a knife and the stove.