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Author: Charles Huang and Stacey Hirata
Illustrator: Jerome Lu
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
Published: January 6th, 2015
A delightfully illustrated book telling the folktale of how the animals in the Chinese Zodiac came to be in the order they are. It seems the Great Jade Emperor organised a race and this story shares the events of the race – including why cats hate rats!
The story is told in a manner that children will find it easy to relate to and the illustrations really enhance their understanding of the events. This is a brilliant book sharing the traditional Chinese folktale in a way that is accessible and comprehendible to others, too. It demonstrates that the fastest and strongest don’t always come first and how unlikely alliances can influence the outcome.
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