Ten Little Dumplings

When it comes to the world of children’s literature, there’s a growing demand for diverse stories that not only entertain but also educate young readers about different cultures and experiences. Ten Little Dumplings by Larissa Fan is a delightful addition to this literary landscape, offering a heartwarming and insightful tale of family, identity, and the unique challenges faced by cultural mores. Through a beautifully illustrated story, Larissa Fan takes us on a journey that is both entertaining and thought-provoking. https://www.instagram.com/larissa.fan/ 

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Ten Little Dumplings is an inspiring picture book that delves into the untold story of a determined girl growing up amidst ten brothers in the special village of Fengfu. The family, considered auspicious due to their ten sons, is likened to “ten little dumplings.” However, the narrative shifts focus to the overlooked daughter, highlighting her journey of self-discovery, resilience, and the pursuit of her own voice. As she navigates the challenges of being in the shadow of her brothers, her determination shapes a unique path, ultimately passing on wisdom to her daughter. Based on a true family story and a short film by the author, the book sheds light on the often-overlooked place of girls in society, presenting an accessible and hopeful perspective on overcoming adversity.

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One of the standout features of Ten Little Dumplings is its stunning and evocative illustrations by Cindy Wume. The artwork complements the narrative perfectly, bringing the characters and their emotions to life. The vibrant colors and attention to detail draw readers into the world of the story and enhance their understanding of the characters’ experiences. https://cindywume.com/ 

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Originating from a short film inspired by the author’s Taiwanese family, Ten Little Dumplings gracefully explores the challenges faced by girls, offering an accessible, inspiring, and hopeful perspective on their place in the world. Purchase a copy of this book for your own little dumpling at https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/606897/ten-little-dumplings-by-larissa-fan-illustrated-by-cindy-wume/9780735266193 or go to our Giveaway section and enter to win the book for your dumpling’s bookshelf.

Contents and images used with permission by Tundra Books. https://tundrabooks.com/