"Zhang’s buoyant, bubbly text is complemented by Chua’s charming, animated characters, who include an equally expressive kitty as sidekick... An extra-tasty book for bao lovers everywhere."
- Kirkus Starred Review
"[A] tasty story of tenacity and ingenuity" - Publisher's Weekly
"Chua's brightly colored full-page digital illustrations capture Amy's exuberant approach to life and her bao-making despair. Font size changes, coupled bolded words and phrases, add even more pep to Zhang's spirited text that's sure to please storytime and one-on-one audiences. Those who aren't already bao connoisseurs will understand the childhood frustration of struggling with a much-desired skill. VERDICT: A delightful story about a determined girl not letting her age and size keep her from mastering a delicious talent. Be prepared for hungry readers"
- School Library Journal
"Children will relate to this read aloud if they've ever faced a situation when emulating adults failed, but Amy's triumph is sure to inspire them to try again."
- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"[T]his is a book to get creative juices flowing." - The New York Times
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?
Are you looking to try Amy’s recipe?