Item description for The Great Race by Dawn Casey & Anne Wilson...
Overview Relates how the Jade Emperor chose twelve animals to represent the years in his calendar, and includes information about the qualities associated with each animal and the years in which they rule.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 8.75" Height: 11" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Aug 6, 2006
Publisher Barefoot Books
ISBN 1905236778 ISBN13 9781905236770
Availability 0 units.
More About Dawn Casey & Anne Wilson
Dawn Casey traveled in Africa and Asia before working in a garden studio, publishing multicultural children's books. She now dreams up her own stories, inspired by the everyday magic of the world. She lives with her husband, two little ones, and a tabby cat. Charles Fuge has been writing and illustrating since 1988. Published while he was in art school, his first picture book won the Mother Goose Award for best newcomer to children's books. He lives in England with his partner, Sarah, and their son, Ollie.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Great Race?
chinese zodiac book Apr 11, 2008
I bought this so my daughters could better understand the Chinese zodiac and all the animals. it has a great story that is very understandable to them (ages 2 and 4) and the pictures are great too. highly recommended.
Fun Book Jan 8, 2008
Cute story about the Chinese Zodiac and why the cat is not in the calendar. Fun illustations. My daughter who is 5, enjoys this book.
A picturebook retelling of an ancient Chinese legend Dec 3, 2007
The Great Race: The Story of the Chinese Zodiac is a picturebook retelling of an ancient Chinese legend of how their annual calendar came to be. The Jade Emperor decreed a grand race between the animals to determine the order of the years. Thirteen animals raced, but the rat, eager to be first, tricked the unfortunate cat into missing the finish line completely - as a result, the rat and the cat remain worst enemies to this very day! Playful color illustrations by Anne Wilson add an enthusiastic touch to this adventurous narrative, rounded out with fun facts about the Chinese calendar and Chinese astrology.
Good Intro to Chinese Horoscope Mar 17, 2007
I purchased this boook for use in a Third grade unit on China. I ended up using it with my Kindergarten and First grade social studies classes as well. It's a little wordy in parts for the very young children but can be easily abridged without losing the context of the story.