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Cat and Rat: The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac (softcover)
Cat and Rat: The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac (softcover)
Cat and Rat: The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac (softcover)


 
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Cat and Rat - The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac

A Chinese Zodiac Story

The rat is the first in the Chinese zodiac of a dozen animals that the years are named for. How did the little Rat beat out the Dragon, the Tiger, the horse and all the other 11 animals? 


The Jade Emperor, ruler of the heavens, proposes a race. The prize: a year named for each of 12 finalists. Cat and rat, inseparable friends, decide to collaborate, but crafty rat outsmarts cat, leaving the hapless feline out of the running.

A nice read for kids during Chinese New Years.
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Language: English
Media: Book
ISBN 10: 0-8050-6049-9
ISBN 13: 9-780805-060492


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Cat and Rat - The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac

A Chinese Zodiac Story

The rat is the first in the Chinese zodiac of a dozen animals that the years are named for. How did the little Rat beat out the Dragon, the Tiger, the horse and all the other 11 animals?  Ed Young, born and raised in China, shows how in his version of this Chinese New Year folk story.


The Jade Emperor, ruler of the heavens, proposes a race. The prize: a year named for each of 12 finalists. Cat and rat, inseparable friends, decide to collaborate, but crafty rat outsmarts cat, leaving the hapless feline out of the running.

Thus arose the order of the zodiac cycle and an ancient hatred.

Young's telling of the tale does not use a lot of text, but the art is very dark (lots of black) and there is a lot of detail in it.




Lesson Plan I found
www.clevelandart.org/educef/asianodyssey/pdf/JimZodES.pdf

Average Customer Review: 3 of 5 Total Reviews: 1 Write a review.

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
mixed feelings December 9, 2008
Reviewer: Wynee Igel from Lino Lakes MN  
I thought that there was a little too much text for reading aloud to a class. My daughter's preschool teacher chose it though. The pictures are dark but the teacher encouraged the kids to leave their parents' laps and come up close maybe that was a tactic. The story itself didn't present the best sportsmanship but that's the legend.

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