The Year of the Tiger (Tales from the Chinese Zodiac Series)

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“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 ...

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“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

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“2010 is the year of the tiger, and Immedium has the perfect children’s book to celebrate it...I love the artwork; Teddy the tiger is just adorable...Older kids will appreciate the story, too.” – Supah Cute

“The Year of the Tiger is a story about friendship and how children can help bridge the divide. The book is filled with bright, colorful illustrations chock-full of animals…” – Honeysmoke

“I enjoyed how the story introduces the reader to the Chinese Zodiac and the characteristics of the Tiger. The illustrations by Justin Roth truly bring life to the characters. My kids really enjoyed this story.” - Asian Mommy

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2—Young Prince Teddy, a royal tiger cub, is naturally curious, and his mother tells him that someday he'll be king of the jungle. "A wise ruler starts out as a careful prince," she advises. His father tells him to stay away from humans, which piques his interest in them. Setting out alone, he meets a young girl, Su, he sees near the edge of the forest. The two become fast friends despite their parents' disapproval. Due to a series of adventures and mishaps, Teddy must save Su's life just as both sets of parents arrive. The two families decide they can live in peace, ensuring that "Good manners make good neighbors." A brief paragraph explains that people born in the Year of the Tiger are bold and proud and the fiercest of friends. Children will enjoy the bright-eyed characters and cartoon illustrations in this romp. Some of the figures seem to leap right out of a Cartoon Network production. The story tends to drag on a bit, but the point gets made that friendships come in all different species. The Chinese zodiac connection may get lost on young readers without discussion. Purchase where this series is already popular.—C. J. Connor, Campbell County Public Library, Cold Spring, KY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597020206
  • Publisher: Immedium
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Series: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac Series
  • Pages: 36
  • Sales rank: 988,295
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: AD680L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.70 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Oliver Chin is the author of the Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series, The Adventures of WonderBaby: From A to Z, Julie Black Belt, Timmy and Tammy's Train of Thought, Welcome to Monster Isle, and Baltazar and the Flying Pirates.

Justin Roth is a professional illustrator, animator, and character designer. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, he illustrated Baltazar and the Flying Pirates and The Year of the Rabbit.

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