Christopher Corr: The Great Race



His friend Rat in this ancient folk that has been passed from generation to generation An adorable book that was very ntertaining Well written and the illustrations are stellar I Whos Cheatin Who? (Thoroughbred Legacy enjoyed it so much that I bought a copy to mail to my granddaughter who lives in China The Great Race is a cute little story bringing to life the folktale about the creation of the Chinese Zodiac For the longest time there was no way to keep track of the passing time One day the Emperor decided to hold a great race He invited all the animals to join in The first twelve to cross the river would be given the honour of having a year named after them I love myths legends and folktales It s neat to see how useful information isncoded into stories This story simply told aloud teaches kids and adults the seuence of the Chinese Zodiac and provides a duel Lawman Lover (Outlaws, explanation of why the Zodiac consists of these animals and also why cats and rats don t get along The artwork was interesting It s a bit too abstract for me I prefer things to look a little realistic I read this with my cubs though and the younger ones really liked the pictures I m guessing that art is geared towards the younger readersMany thanks to Netgalley and uarto Publishing for providing angalley in xchange. Cat will never forgive his friend Rat in this ancient folk tale that has been passed from generation to generation  Praise for Deep in the Woods the previous title from Christopher Corr ' the boo.

Beautifully presented Absorbing illustrations uintessential tale A bookshelf keeper Lovely illustrations accompany this folktale of how the Chinese Zodiac animals were chosen Why are the zodiac years named after animals This book tells the story of the great race and why which animals come in which order It also sneaks in why cats chase rats The Great Race tells the story of how the years in the Chinese calendar got their names This fun animal story is appealingly illustrated and told with a gentle sense of humor Ideal for young children as a read aloud This is a nice rendition of the traditional Chinese zodiac story with bright images and text suitable for EYFS and KS1 It would make a good class or assembly read aloud and you could asily plan in writingdrawing activities that ties into the RE or PSHE curriculum too Certainly one I ll be looking at as a very strong candidate to buy for school I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley in Mystery at Kittiwake Bay exchange for an honest review From the publisher Celebrate Chinese New Year and learn howvery animal Dangerous Waters (Cold Case Files earned its place in the Chinese zodiac by taking part in the Great Race Discover who will come first to win the ultimate prize and find out why the cat will never forgive. Celebrate Chinese New Year and learn howvery animal arned its place in the Chinese zodiac by taking part in the Great Race Discover who will come first to win the ultimate prize and find out why.

For a fair and honest review It s the year of the dog 2018 This book has some bright and colorful illustrations that tells the story of the Chinese Zodiac animal order and why cats chase rats Looking at this book I can imagine having a good time guessing who s next by xamining the backgrounds to see what animal is on it s way When the animals arrive they have a brief fun description about their personalities Ashley I have heard this story before And the conclusion of the story is that cats didn t make it into the Chinese zodiac and that s why they hate rats who did make it in Funny thing is that in the Vietnamese Zodiac the cat did make it instead of the rabbit And although we refer to this time of year as Chinese New Year remember that the Lunor New Year is celebrated by many Asian cultures So be clear if this book is being used in a class room that there are variations on this story as well as the zodiac itselfThe pictures are ok The story telling is clear but it could have been Thanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review The Great Race is a Chinese folklore story about the Chinese Zodiac I remember that we were able to watch a movie about the 12 Chinese animal signs in Disney Channel Asia I can t recall. K looks like a delectable candy box There is a lesson here about friendship and sharing but the book never feels plodding or pedantic Which may be why the lesson just goes down like the truth'.

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