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Luna's Yum Yum Dim Sum

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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published December 22nd 2020 by Charlesbridge Publishing
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Dec 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I found this picture book by Natasha Yim to be absolutely delightful. The illustrations by Violet Kim capture the cultural diversity portrayed, plus the dumplings do look good enough to eat--and to fight over how to divide them so that each child gets an equal share.

A family goes out for Dim Sum on Luna's birthday. She has an older brother and a younger brother. Six dumplings are brought so that each child may have two. Luna is so excited, she accidently drops one of her dumplings; thus causing
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Reading_ Tam_ Ishly
Dec 09, 2020 rated it liked it
I love the illustrations and the idea behind the story. It tries to educate kids about a chinese food item called dim sum and incorporate the idea of the Chinese Zodiac as well.

However, I feel it will be a bit much for the kids to actually take in the concept when it's a bit rushed and not explained well through the pictures and their description.

A fun, family read still.

Thank you, author and the publisher, for the copy.
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Mehsi
I received this book from the publisher/Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.


When I saw this book I was at first a bit hesitant. I am not a fan of maths. Not ever. I hated it. And I also honestly forgot most of my high school (we don’t have middle school here) maths and such. Basic stuff is still in my head easily, but don’t ask me anything like Pythagoras or how those things with x and ys work. 😛 But the rest sounded very cute and I loved the cover. Plus, hello, food? Sign me up!

Happy birt
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Mia Pia (mia.pia.reads IG)
Dec 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
There is so much to love about this book! I love that Luna’s family Is biracial. I love that there is diversity in the Dim Sum restaurant they go to. I absolutely love that the children use math to share their food equally, and that they share with another child as well. The illustrations are so fun, colorful, and detailed. The author included some Chinese zodiac signs which made this even more fun. All around a wonderful book that I would purchase for sure. So cute!!!!
Thank you NetGalley for al
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Reading_ Tam_ Ishly
I love the illustrations and the idea behind the story. It tries to educate kids about a chinese food item called dim sum and incorporate the idea of the Chinese Zodiac as well.

However, I feel it will be a bit much for the kids to actually take in the concept when it's a bit rushed and not explained well through the pictures and their description.

A fun, family read still.

Thank you, author and the publisher, for the copy.
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Megan
Dec 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Luna's Yum Yum Dim Sum is so cute and fun! I absolutely adore the illustrations, and it made me hungry for some pork buns! Yim finds a way to get ids involved in the math that is involved in sharing food, and I loved the probing questions around who should get more (and why) that are at the heart of distinguishing between equity and equality. There's an excellent short discussion guide at the end, and I know that my niece (age 5) would love to read this with me and talk about it! ...more
Stephanie Bange
Nov 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reviewed from a PDF copy.

A fine addition to a new series of picture books that weaves math into a fictional story, similar to Stuart Murphy's MathStart series. There are three others in this series.

Luna's family are going out to eat dinner at their favorite dim sum restaurant in order to celebrate her birthday. When their dim sum arrives, they do the math (2 buns for each child), until she drops one of hers. This sets up the dilemma: who will be short a bun? Luna comes up with the perfect answer
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Anissa Telle
Dec 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Luna's Yum Yum Dim Sum by Natasha Yim is a fantastic book. Luna celebrates her birthday at a special restaurant to eat dim sum.

The illustrations bring to life unfamiliar foods and the vibrant characters at the restaurant leap off the page. Luna and her brothers are trying to find a way to share pork buns, so math is introduced in a relatable way for young children.

The themes of fairness, creativity, collaboration, and cooperation are introduced. Luna and her brothers find an out-of-the-box solu
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Laura Simpson
Dec 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a lovely illustrated book and I love that the book focuses on Chinese culture in a way that can allow children to learn more about it. I could see it being great for Chinese New Year in schools to prompt discussion and learning. The book also has scope for a lot of discussion and maths related discussion on sharing, fractions, counting, times tables and arrays. I think if used in conjunction with discussion in class it could be a great topic book for the week. I think if you are reading ...more
Annamarie Carlson (she, her)
Luna's family is going out to celebrate her birthday at a delicious dim sum restaurant. The three siblings are meant to share six pork buns, but when Luna accidentally drops one, suddenly there are only five left. Obviously the older brother deserves more--because he is the oldest! Though maybe the younger brother deserves more--because he is the smallest. But it IS Luna's birthday, so surely she deserves more? Discover how the siblings figure out how to divide the remaining buns equally among t ...more
Jenn Adams
I was really curious about this new series Storytelling Math because it sounded promising, but sometimes these types of books can be heavy-handed with the lesson and not tell an enjoyable story. Instead, we had a lovely story about Luna and her family going out for dim sum on her birthday and figuring out how to split up pork buns among themselves. They discuss different ways to decide (some sillier than others) and model how to think about the concept underlying fractions/division without expli ...more
Donna Maguire
I really like this book as an adult – and the illustrations were lovely!

The book uses food to work out some maths problems and that is something that will really help kids – maths is not the greatest for a lot of children – it certainly wasn’t my strongest area, so any book that uses a different way or a fun story to try and help is good with me.

The story is easy to follow and understand and it is probably one for slightly older children that have already been at school for a couple of years as
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Kate Church
Dec 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily read and reviewed a advanced copy of this book. This book is well written and the character's are described well. This is such a cute little book. I would definitely read this to my niece when she gets older. The writing style is good for little kids to enjoy this story about family and dim sum pork buns. The illustrations are gorgeous. This book is in stores now for $14.99 (USD). I can not wait to read more books by this author in the near future. I highly recommend it to anyone a ...more
Pam
Oct 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received an electronic ARC from Charlesbridge through SLJ Day of Dialogue.
Part of the Storytime Math series.
To celebrate Luna's birthday, her family goes to a Dim Sum restaurant. When Luna drops her pork roll, the three kids have to work through fractions to make sure everyone gets a fair amount. Charming ending when Luna shares the leftover half with the little boy at the table behind them.
The realistic drawings bring the culture and the needed math to life.
Informative text at the end of the
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Cariadne
Reading this in a CV-19 time makes me realize the way of dim sum houses may well be extinct in my local Chinatown. Therefore, I see great cultural value in the end pages where the creators help explain dim sum/yum cha.

While I definitely enjoyed every page where Luna breaks into a Birthday Crown fantasy, I was disappointed the siblings never thought to share with their parents. I felt that would be more "true" to the story than passing a small piece to a stranger.

I appreciate the lessons in math
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Ashley Dang
Dec 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was a fun story about a little girl celebrating her birthday and eating dim sum with her family. What happens when she drops one and now they have to decide how to divide five buns up between three people. A fun story with a little touch of math! The artwork is really cute and I definitely think this will make a great read for kids!

*Thank you Netgalley and Charlesbridge for sending me an arc in exchange for an honest review*
Soup
Part of a new series of early math skills-building picture books featuring diverse protagonists, Luna's Yum Yum Dim Sum explores Luna's birthday dinner at her favorite dim sum restaurant as she and her brothers try to decide how to share an unequal amount of pork buns. This particular story includes jumping off points for parents and teachers to discuss basic fractions with children. ...more
Kalyn
Dec 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book will hold great appeal for kids and adults familiar with dim sum or who've experienced the drama of trying to share delicious treats with siblings. During Luna's birthday lunch her and her brothers have to figure out how to share an odd number of steamed buns. They try to do so fairly and also try to justify why each of them should be the one to receive more than the others. ...more
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Caitlin
Jan 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This looks like it’d be better for at home storytime, but I love the cultural learning happening here. So wonderful!
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