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Learn how the clever Little Rat earned his place as one of the Chinese Zodiac Animals.
This adorable Chinese-English bilingual children's book tells the story of Grandpa and the Little Rat, unlikely allies who embark on an adventure to find a golden rice seed to save the village from going hungry. On their journey, they encounter rough seas, fierce guards and tall mountains and successfully bring home a golden rice seed to save the village.
Illustrated with unique Chinese ink paintings, this book also includes a "cultural explanation" section. Readers can reference a chart to learn which years are the year of the Rat, and learn more about common characteristics of people born during these years.
*Birth years include 2008 and 2020.
The Little Rat and the Golden Seed（小老鼠与金种子）- 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 has a B.A. in Chinese painting from Hebei Normal University. Formerly a middle school art teacher and children's book editor, he currently owns his own illustration studio focused on children's fairytales.