“This bright, playful story makes the ancient tradition of the Chinese zodiac accessible to and fun for contemporary children, whatever their cultural background. Justin Roth’s illustrations reflect his roots as an animator: the cartoon-like characters are big on emotion with exaggeratedly expressive faces... All in all, The Year of the Tiger is a great way for young readers to welcome in the lunar New Year!” Paper Tigers
"Oliver Chin has continued his entertaining stories of the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac with another story that teaches both Eastern and Western values to children. Courage, friendship, and personal growth are all displayed in this story of a young tiger learning his place in the jungle and among humans." Warren W. Wright, Chinese American International School
Despite his parents' warnings, a princely cub befriends a human, the girl Su. But can Teddy prove the jungle is big enough for both man and beast?
The popular series Tales of the Chinese Zodiac features all twelve animals of the new year! This is the fifth book. 2010 is the Year of the Tiger.
“I was first introduced to your books when I was working with Kidspace Museum in Pasadena, and fell in love with them. Not only as an auntie to my nephew, but as an adult myself! When I came to The Huntington, you can imagine my happiness to know that you annually contribute to our Chinese New Year family festival. I look forward to your books each year and can’t wait for the fun adventures The Year of the Tiger will take us to!” -Julianne Johnston, Huntington Library, San Marino, CA
“Chin finds unique characters to expose children to hints of Asian-American culture while creating engaging and readable stories.... These stories are cute and humorous while offering a lesson learning adventure. I can't express how much I recommend them as a classroom addition or for a home library...they would also be a great gift for expectant parents or loved ones who know their Chinese Zodiac sign.” - Teachers' Favorite Books for Students