All good things–and foods–take time, as Lin learns in this beautifully illustrated story about patience, family, and a good home-cooked meal.
CLICK CLACK WHIRRRR . . . Lin and her grandma, NaiNai, are making tofu from scratch! When NaiNai goes through each step, from blending soybeans with water to molding curd into shape, Lin gradually becomes impatient. But she soon discovers that making tofu not only takes time but also takes the whole universe! It takes the seed from soil and sunshine, the cloth from thread and fiber, weight and space, and books of words and pictures. And most of all, it takes spending a lovely time with her beloved grandmother.
In this charming tale by Helen H. Wu, readers will marvel at how patience brings a whole universe together in a simple dish made by a modern Chinese American family.
Helen H. Wu is a children’s book author, illustrator, and translator. She was born and raised in Hefei, China, and now lives in San Diego, California. As a proud first-generation immigrant, Helen loves sharing inspiring stories from her immigrant experience. Her proudest moments are when her two children listen patiently to her stories over and over again.
Julie Jarema is an illustrator, writer, and bookseller. She graduated from Bard College with a degree in Written Arts. You can find her going on backyard adventures, sending snail mail, or practicing her circus skills when she’s not making up stories.