The Year of the Rat: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac


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$15.95  $14.67
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9.7 X 10.0 X 0.5 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Oliver Chin is the author of The Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series, Welcome to Monster Isle, Baltazar and the Flying Pirates, Julie Black Belt, Timmy and Tammy's Train of Thought, and The Adventures of WonderBaby. His family lives in San Francisco, California. Jeremiah Alcorn is the artist of The Year of the Dog, Pig (which ForeWord magazine recommended because readers young and old will enjoy this journey), and Ox. He resides in Alabama with his wife and children.


"Bing's new pet, baby rat Ralph, proves to be a handful as he must learn to mind his own business and rein in his curiosity, not to mention his uncontrollable gnawing. Of course, his smarts and resourcefulness eventually save the day. The third in Chin's animal zodiac series provides a waggish romp exploring the characteristics of those born in the upcoming Year of the Rat (like my Ralph-like daughter)." - The Bloomsbury Review
"Starred Pick for Kids and Parents: Furry Fantasy: Ralph is a curious and friendly baby rat, who finds himself in all sorts of pickles as he tries to make friends and understand the world around him...Just when Ralph thinks he's lost all hope of making friends, he gets the chance to save the day and discovers that his seeming liabilities aren't to bad after all." -Audrey Magazine
"From the intriguing storyline to the dynamic illustrations, young children will understand the importance of character while learning about the Chinese zodiac... The book is a great choice for parents to read with their kids." - Sampan
"This story is just so sweet and the illustrations have that beautiful classic cartoon feel. Makes me proud to be a rat!" - Coquette
"RBF Approved - We Tested, We Love: The illustrated children's book The Year of the Rat by Oliver Chin is super cute about a little rat who gets into trouble with the family of humans he lives with because he gnaws a little too much and hoards items he shouldn't be hoarding. Bright, colorful illustrations, a cute cast of characters and a lesson that sometimes we need to be true to ourselves made this a delightful read." - Rare Bird Finds
"These books are a great gift idea for friends and family" - National Association of Asian American Professionals, Boston Chapter