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Follow the animals of ancient China on their journey to visit Buddha. Discover why the cat and the rat became mortal enemies and how the years of the Chinese Zodiac got their names. Find out what animal rules the year of your birth....

Title : The Animals of the Chinese Zodiac
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ISBN : 9781566563291
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 40 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Animals of the Chinese Zodiac Reviews

  • Tricia
    2019-02-25 13:53

    My four year old found this delightful book at the library. Wonderful folk tale about the animals of the Chinese Zodiac and how Buddha came to name the years after them. The end of the book lists what years go with each animal and traits of people born in those years. My son has had us read the story over and over. And he has had a blast with figuring out which animal each of our family members are. Just enchanting!

  • Sara Bland
    2019-03-09 14:46

    This would be a great book to use during a lesson about Chinese traditions and culture. This is a very fun story of how the Chinese Zodiac years came to be. It takes you through the entire story of how the animals all went together on a journey to the old Chinese man, and how he chose which animals to use to name the years. The pictures are fun, vibrant, and seem to reflect accurately the Chinese artwork. I would recommend this for students in 2nd-3rd grade.

  • Katie Logonauts
    2019-02-27 08:35

    This rather lengthy retelling of the Chinese zodiac race story placed Buddha in the role of Jade Emperor and spends a great deal of time with the beginning, introducing the animals as the various apsaras visit them. There is a detailed note at the end about the origins of the zodiac, as well as a long paragraph about each animal's qualities and the associated years.

  • Sarah Martinez
    2019-03-27 13:46

    Beautiful artwork. Little too old for my 4.5y/o.

  • Beverly J.
    2019-03-15 10:00

    Fairly good book, not a fan of the illustrations however