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The Great Race by Charles Huang and Stacey Hirata

Title: The Great Race The Great Race

Author: Charles Huang and Stacey Hirata

Illustrator: Jerome Lu

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

Published: January 6th, 2015

Rating: 4/5

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.

Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley too

for letting me read this book in exchange for this, an honest review.

Copies of this book are available from a variety of sources, including:

amazon.co.uk      amazon.com      barnes and noble    

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