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Big Jimmy's Kum Kau Chinese take out

by Ted Lewin

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Big Jimmy's Kum Kao Chinese Take Out is a great fiction book based on an actual place. A young boy takes readers through a day at a Chinese take out restaurant. He talks about his father, the owner, and his mother, father, aunts, and uncles, and the jobs they do. He clearly enjoys his family run restaurant, and he takes pride in the work he does as well. The book shows the personal side of this family's restaurant, but also dives into the technical aspect of running a business. ( )
  slbenne1 | Nov 16, 2014 |
great topic. great illustrations. great story. ( )
  mahallett | May 20, 2012 |
This is narrated by a little boy who's family owns a Chinese take-out restaurant in Brooklyn, "Kum Kau." The book begins in the early morning, and progresses through a fast-paced Saturday. The narrator is extremely excited and helpful during the course of the book.

Kum Kau has a very pleasant atmosphere, the young narrator refers to the adult as "Uncles" and "Aunty," and is friendly to the regular customers.

The book has a comedic ending, the young narrator enjoys his favorite food... pizza!

The illustrations are incredibly rendered photorealistic watercolor paintings... very impressive. ( )
  AlisonLucas | Jun 29, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0688160263, Hardcover)

Even before Kum Kau Chinese Take Out opens, there's so much to do. The deliveryman arrives. The cooks clean the kitchen from top to bottom. Then chop, chop, chop, they slice and dice the fresh meat and vegetables. But when the customers arrive, Kum Kau really comes alive. Woks sizzle. Pots steam. The cooks whip up tantalizing dishes for hungry patrons. A young narrator shares a behind-the-scenes look at the hustle and bustle of a busy Chinese take-out restaurant. Then it's time for his favorite dinner.

Delectable tastes and savory smells will make mouths water as Caldecott Honor artist Ted Lewin takes us to a favorite Chinese restaurant in his Brooklyn neighborhood.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:14:23 -0400)

The sights, sounds, and smells of a busy Chinese take-out restaurant are seen through the eyes of the owner's young son.

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