written by Roseanne Greenfield Thong, illustrated by Meilo So
About: A cute little tale about finding the magic within, told in the style of a Chinese folk tale. Plus, noodles! That made it an instant hit with my kids. The author spent 16 years living, working and studying in Asia, the illustrator is Hong Kong-born and British Empire raised. This book goes nicely in my collection of books about makers.
- Non-Eurocentric / Western-centric setting and characters
- Little girl finding her own ability to do incredible things
- A maker story
- Author and illustrator both having a genuine connection to the culture they’re depicting
- Sense of community in the illustrations