The Rice in the Pot Goes Round and Round (Hardcover)

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The Rice in the Pot Goes Round and Round By Wendy Wan-Long Shang, Lorian Tu (Illustrator) Cover Image

The Rice in the Pot Goes Round and Round (Hardcover)


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Sing along to this delicious twist on "The Wheels on the Bus" and celebrate the food, laughter, and love of a multigenerational family meal!

* "Artfully brings an authentic expression of family utterly charming [twist] to a familiar tune." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

The rice in the pot goes round and round,

Round and round, round and round,

The rice in the pot goes round and round

At the table where my family gathers round...

At the table where this family gathers, they share food, laughter, and, most of all, love. Readers of all ages are sure to delight in this joyful, expressive sing-along, slurping noodles, squishing tofu, and tapping chopsticks as they sing along to this familiar tune.

Rhythmic text from The Great Wall of Lucy Wu author and Asian/Pacific American Library Association Award winner Wendy Wan-Long Shang, and vibrant, playful illustrations from artist Lorian Tu bring this heartwarming, mouth-watering story to life. Informative back matter includes a food glossary and etiquette guidelines that are sure to delight and engage young readers.

Lorian Tu is a former art and special education teacher for elementary school kids, and currently a fulltime maker of kid-lit and kid-lit-art. A mom and an art teacher, her greatest inspiration comes from her sons and her students, as well as from her mixed-race, multi-ethnic childhood and adult life. She is the illustrator of Dress Like a Girl, written by Patricia Toht; May God Bless You and Keep You, written by Sarah Raymond Cunningham; and Stay Through the Storm, written by Joanna Rowland.
Wendy Wan-Long Shang is the author of The Great Wall of Lucy Wu, which was awarded the Asian/Pacific American Award for Children's Literature; The Way Home Looks Now, an Amelia Bloomer Project List selection and a CCBC Choices List selection; The Secret Battle of Evan Pao, which received multiple starred reviews; Sydney Taylor Honor Book This Is Just a Test, which she cowrote with Madelyn Rosenberg; and Not Your All-American Girl, a Tablet Magazine Best Children's Book, also cowritten with Madelyn Rosenberg. She lives with her family in the suburbs of Washington, DC.
Product Details ISBN: 9781338621198
ISBN-10: 133862119X
Publisher: Orchard Books
Publication Date: June 1st, 2021
Pages: 32
Language: English

* "The repetitive stanzas and delectable onomatopoeia establish a rhythmic pace that irresistibly begs for participation. Tu’s illustrations elevate the joyful tone with brightly colored cartoons filled with textures and lively details. Shang follows up with a detailed glossary explaining food, family titles, and dining etiquette. The explanations are thorough, accompanied by characters in both Traditional and Simplified Chinese and Romanized spellings. This deceptively simple story artfully brings an authentic expression of family love. An utterly charming Asian twist to a familiar tune." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Praise for This Is Just a Test by Wendy Wan-Long Shang:

2017 Sydney Taylor Award -- Honor Book

CBC Book of the Year Finalist

2017 VOYA Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers

New York Historical Society's Children's History Book Prize Finalist

2018 Young Adult Virginia Author Award Finalist

* "Giggle-inducing, light, and charmingly realistic fiction that will resonate with a wide variety of readers." -- School Library Journal, starred review

Praise for The Way Home Looks Now by Wendy Wan-Long Shang:

An Amelia Bloomer Project Selection

A CCBC Choices Selection

A BookPage Best of the Year selection

* "[A] fine story of family, loss, growing up and learning to play baseball, raised to a higher level by gracefully incorporated themes of feminism and kindness." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "Shang (The Great Wall of Lucy Wu) skillfully balances the different aspects of Peter's life, robustly characterizing his friendships and his time at school and home. Issues of sexism, racism, and struggles with depression are handled deftly in scenarios grounded in reality, including an ending that's hopeful without being pat." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

Praise for The Great Wall of Lucy Wu by Wendy Wan-Long Shang:

Winner of the Asian/Pacific American Library Association Award for Children's Literature

"Thought-provoking, funny, and incredibly heartwarming." -- Booklist

"Genuinely touching." -- Kirkus Reviews

"A unique look at the power of family." -- Discovery Girls Magazine