A sweet story spiced with cultural humor and life lessons. --Kirkus Reviews
A perennial message. --Publishers Weekly
Incorporating the Chinese belief that foods have warm and cool characteristics, Giang's story artfully demonstrates how achieving balance results in positive outcomes. --Booklist
Two very different cousins must work together to save the day for Grandma's birthday! A gorgeous glimpse of Asian American culture in a story all kids will love.
Ginger is excitable; she leaps into action, throwing herself headfirst into any project. Chrysanthemum is cooler-headed; she likes to plan, she's organized. She makes lists Yet they are cousins, close as two beans in a pod. Planning Grandma's birthday celebration is going to be a huge challenge. There are presents to buy, decorations to pick, and a special birthday cake to bake.
How they manage it is a testament to affection being stronger than differences.