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

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“Excellently written and containing charming and playful illustrations, the book is an excellent introduction to the ancient tradition of Chinese New Year in a contemporary fashion.” - Nancy Keane’s Booktalks

The Year of the Tiger was a great book to read to my students prior to our school Lunar New Year celebration. The illustrations are very appealing, kid friendly and seem to jump right off the page. The explanation of the Chinese Zodiac animals on the opening page helps to set the playful and informative ...

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Overview


“Excellently written and containing charming and playful illustrations, the book is an excellent introduction to the ancient tradition of Chinese New Year in a contemporary fashion.” - Nancy Keane’s Booktalks

The Year of the Tiger was a great book to read to my students prior to our school Lunar New Year celebration. The illustrations are very appealing, kid friendly and seem to jump right off the page. The explanation of the Chinese Zodiac animals on the opening page helps to set the playful and informative tone of the story. Oliver Chin effortlessly weaves the animals of the Chinese Zodiac throughout and creates lovable characters and situations that the students can identify with. The book led to a wonderful discussion on how it is easy to make assumptions and form incorrect opinions about people you don't know..,just as both Su and Teddy's family did. The students pointed out that in the end, it was the kids who made the grownups see the error of their ways! My students simply could not get enough, and have since come to my library to re-read The Year of the Tiger, and to 'seek and find' each Chinese Zodiac Animal tucked away within the pages. I would highly recommend this book as well as Oliver Chin's Tales from the Chinese Zodiac books.” -Julie Griffin, Librarian, Ohlone Elementary School, Palo Alto, CA

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Editorial Reviews

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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: 1,497,893
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • 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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