From the creative team of Ruby's Chinese New Year, Chinese medicine practitioner Vickie Lee and illustrator Joey Chou--the visual development artist of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse--present this bilingual baby picture book introducing Chinese characters through the animals of the Chinese zodiac.
The adventure loving Dragon, the carefree Horse, and the artistic Goat are just three of the 12 Lucky Animals to be found in the Chinese zodiac, rendered here in bright illustrations. Use the wheel on the back cover to help little readers discover who their lucky animal is and how to pronounce its name in Chinese and English.
Lee introduces and identifies the traits of the 12 animals of the zodiac in English and Chinese, while Chou, an animator, depicts each animal in a charming graphic style. The tiger, colorfully rendered in dark salmon tones, is "brave, determined, a creative thinker, loves freedom," while the monkey pictured floating paper boats from a tree branch sloping over blue water is "confident, careful, interesting, good with their hands." Readers can personalize the reading experience, too the zodiac chart on the back cover reveals whether one is "a good listener" like the goat or "caring" like the pig. Ages up to 4. \n