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This book is called “Gyouza Tukuttano.”  “We Made Chinese Dumplings.”

Gyoza are a common food in Japan, especially accompanying ramen noodles.  The translation is “dumplings” but I doubt many foreigners in Japan call them that.  Gyoza are gyoza!  It’s one of those Japanese words that sneaks into our English conversations, and I forget that people outside of Japan don’t know what gyoza are.

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When parents leave for the day, the children are bored, and they make gyoza.  Gyoza requires hot oil, so this worries me a bit, but I guess if nobody else is worried, then I am not going to worry.  These kids make a mess, but fortunately they don’t burn the house down.

I liked the funky illustrations.  They are quite imaginative.

This book can be found here.