"In The Year of the Snake, Chin has managed to weave an adventurous story of friendship and acceptance into an important cultural lesson about the Chinese Zodiac... As a Teacher Librarian, I am continually searching for books that have a positive message as well as captivating illustrations, and The Year of the Snake is just that! Julie Griffin, Palo Alto Unified School District, CA
2013 is The Year of the Snake! Suzie is a young serpent who seeks high-flying adventure. The girl Lily befriends the snake, much to her grandparents' chagrin.
However, Suzie aims to shed others' negative perceptions of snakes. Can she prove her versatility to Lily's family and the neighboring animals? And what will Suzie do when the wisest choice is to lie low?
Suzie's journey to discover her unique personality will delight kids of all ages. Eighth in the annual Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series, The Year of the Snake shows the charming characters of the Chinese lunar calendar and how an adaptable attitude can overcome all obstacles.
"The symbolic nature of the snake being wise and intelligent and good at making things turn out just the way it wants in business and otherwise quietly shines through in this book in a friendly and fun sort of way. There are subtle themes of looking past prejudice to one’s true nature that you can point out if you wish–or just let your kids enjoy the silly illustrations and tuck ‘em in." - I Overthink Everything
About the Author
Oliver Chin has written The Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series and more than a dozen children's books. He presents at schools, libraries, museums, and cultural organizations nationwide, and teaches students how to draw and make their own comic books. He lives in San Francisco, California.
Jennifer Wood previously illustrated The Year of the Dragon. She is an animation designer at Nickelodeon. She has contributed to the shows T.U.F.F Puppy, The Fairly OddParents, The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, Catscratch, Strawberry Shortcake, and Tak and the Power of Juju. She lives in Los Angeles, CA. See more at artofjwood.com.