The Have a Good Day Cafe

By Northwest Asian Weekly

In this book, authors Frances and Ginger Park have managed to create a children’s story that works on multiple levels. The main story, focusing on the family’s food cart, is fairly straightforward. Mike makes for a wonderful narrator; children can relate to him, and he sends the positive message that children have the capabilities to be heroes in their own families. But the truly inspirational subject in this book is the family’s quest to balance their Korean roots with their adoptive culture. . . . By selling Korean food, the family manages to remember the old country as they learn to adapt to the new.