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The Year of the Dragon:
Tales from the Chinese Zodiac

Written by Oliver Chin
Illustrated by Jennifer Wood

$15.95, hardcover, 36 Pages,
ISBN: 978-1-59702-028-2, 10 x 10

"Favorite Chinese New Year Books for Kids: a planned 12-book series that introduces children to the animals of the Chinese zodiac. Oliver Chin introduces young readers to the characteristics of each zodiac animal through lively stories accompanied by exuberant illustrations." - China Sprout

San Francisco, California- January 1, 2012
Immedium announces the publication of The Year of the Dragon: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac, written by Oliver Chin and illustrated by professional animator Jennifer Wood. This is the seventh story in Immedium's popular children's picture book series on the twelve charismatic animals of the Chinese New Year. The adventures of the fiery dragon Dominic will amuse children and adults alike.

2012 is the Year of the Dragon! Dominic's proud parents rule the sea and sky, advise the Emperor, and have high expectations for their son. Meanwhile Dom befriends the boy Bo and the other zodiac animals, who wish to paddle a boat in the village's annual river race. But when other people and Dom's parents disapprove, what will Dom do? Discover Dom's ingenious solution in this enthusiastic tale!

This latest adventure in the Tales from the Chinese Zodiac follows:
  • The Year of the Rabbit (2011)
  • The Year of the Tiger (2010)
  • The Year of the Ox (2009)
  • The Year of the Rat (2008)
  • The Year of the Pig (2007)
  • The Year of the Dog (2006)
  • Each book features a unique cast of a dozen creatures. In the Chinese lunar calendar, every year is represented by a special animal, who symbolizes special qualities and whose personality people identify with.

    The new series illustrator Jennifer Wood is a prop designer on the Nickelodeon animated TV series T.U.F.F. Puppy and this is her first book. So, now readers everywhere can welcome 2012 right by enjoying the entertaining adventures of The Year of the Dragon: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac!

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    About Immedium

    Immedium, Inc. inspires a world of imagination, and creates entertaining books that have multi-dimensional appeal. Based in San Francisco, CA, Immedium sits on the Pacific Rim, a vibrant intersection for crossover cultural trends from Asia and America. Embracing an increasingly diverse and "multimedia" world, Immedium publishes titles ranging from eye-catching children's books and contemporary non-fiction to commentaries on art and popular culture. Visit us at www.immedium.com.

    About the Authors

    Bo Oliver Chin has written the Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series, and the children's books Welcome to Monster Isle, Julie Black Belt, Timmy and Tammy's Train of Thought, The Adventures of WonderBaby, and other books. His family lives in San Francisco, CA.

    Jennifer Wood is character and prop designer at Nickelodeon, and has contributed to the shows The Fairly OddParents, T.U.F.F. Puppy, The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, Catscratch, Strawberry Shortcake and Tak and the Power of Juju. Her illustrations have earned recognition from the Society of Illustrators, Los Angeles and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She lives in Los Angeles, CA.

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    Reviews of Tales from the Chinese Zodiac

    "This bright and playful story makes the ancient tradition of the Chinese zodiac accessible to children everywhere...The Year of the Rabbit is a timely way for the youngest readers to get acquainted with this aspect of Chinese tradition." - Paper Tigers

    "Move over Bugs Bunny...Chin continues to creatively reveal the virtues of the animals of the Chinese Zodiac through his series." - Book Dads

    "Top 10: Best Chinese New Year Books for Kids (ages 2-12): The Year of the Tiger"
    - Pragmatic Mom