The Little Pigs and the Sweet Rice Cakes(小猪和年糕)- Chinese Zodiac Collection

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Every child knows the story of the three little pigs and the big, bad wolf.

This book tells the story of the pigs' Chinese counterparts.


This is the story of three little pigs whose appetites get the better of them. In a shared dream, they met an old man who tells them to deliver sweet rice cakes to him a week before New Year's Eve. The next morning, they see some sweet rice cakes on their kitchen table.


The three little pigs completely forget about the old man in their dreams and eat every last crumb! When their mother comes home, she becomes angry when she discovers all the cakes gone. Seeing their mother unhappy, the three little pigs help her make more delicious sweet rice cakes.


When it is only a week before Chinese New Year's Eve, the piggies' mother lays sweet rice cakes in front of the portrait of the Kitchen God and prays for peace for the family. On seeing the portrait, the three little pigs realize that the old man in their dream was actually the Kitchen God!

The Little Pigs and the Sweet Rice Cakes(小猪和年糕)- Chinese Zodiac Collection

  • Publisher: Shanghai Press

    Format: Hardcover, Jacketed

    Text: English and Simplified Chinese

    Number of Pages: 42

    Trim Size: 9 1/4 X 9 Inches

  • Li Jian was a middle school art teacher and children's books editor. He currently owns his own illustration studio, focusing on children's fairy tales.