Cary Library StoryWalk® at Lincoln Park


Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao by Kat ZhangAmy Wu and the Perfect Bao by Kat Zhang

Amy is determined to make a perfect dumpling like her parents and grandmother do, but hers are always too empty, too full, or not pinched together properly.

What is StoryWalk®?


Play Simon Says

I bet you can do a lot of things like Amy can!  Play a game of Simon Says with your family or friends and take turns picking things for your group to do.

Double the fun and show off two things that you can do at a time!  Can you make it three?

Here are some ideas to get you started!

Simon Says:

  • Quack like a duck and flap your arms like a bird
  • Pat your head and sing a song
  • Clap your hands and tap your feet

Talk About It: Problem-solving

What is Amy’s idea? Do you think that it will help her make the perfect bao?  Why or why not?

Talk about a time that you were trying to do something, but things didn’t go as planned.  How did you solve your problem?

Make Bao!

Try your hand at making bao!  Print Amy’s perfect bao recipe!  Or you can watch the author make the perfect bao.

Learn how to Draw Amy’s Kitten with Illustrator Charlene Chua

Follow along with illustrator Charlene Chua in this video and learn how to draw Amy’s kitten!

Virtual Storytime with author Kat Zhang!

Watch Kat Zhang read her books: Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao and Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon


Print and color these official Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao coloring sheets [PDF]!