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The Year of the Rabbit: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac

Written by Oliver Chin, Illustrated by Justin Roth

"Chin finds unique characters to expose children to hints of Asian-American culture while creating engaging and readable stories...These stories are cute and humorous while offering a lesson learning adventure. I can't express how much I recommend them as a classroom addition or for a home library...they would also be a great gift for expectant parents or loved ones who know their Chinese Zodiac sign."
- Teachers' Favorite Books for Students

San Francisco, California- January 15, 2011 - Immedium, Inc., proudly announces the publication of The Year of the Rabbit: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac, written by Oliver Chin and illustrated by Justin Roth. This is the sixth story in Immedium's popular children's picture book series on the twelve charismatic animals of the Chinese New Year. The adventures of the funny bunny Ruby will amuse children and adults alike.

2011 is the Year of the Rabbit! Born with very long ears, Ruby also has great sense for adventure. She wants new sights to see and plants to taste, and soon meets the boy Jai in his grandmother's garden. As other animals learn that she is an unusual bunny, will Ruby ever find that her ears come in handy? Enjoy this hair-raising tale!

This latest adventure in the Tales from the Chinese Zodiac follows The Year of the Tiger (2010), The Year of the Ox (2009), The Year of the Rat (2008), The Year of the Pig (2007) and The Year of the Dog (2006). . Each book features a unique cast from the Chinese lunar calendar. Each year is represented by an animal who symbolizes special qualities, and people traditionally identify with the personality of the sign in their birth year.

The creators continue to present at leading venues nationwide including the Asian Art Museum, Huntington Library, Oakland Museum, Bay Area Discovery Museum, the Asia Society of New York, China Institute, and Chinese American Museum of Los Angeles. So, now readers everywhere can welcome 2011 right by enjoying the entertaining adventures of The Year of the Rabbit!

$15.95 USA, Children's Picture Book, ISBN: 978-1-59702-023-7, 10 x 9 1/2, 36 pages
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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

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.

Justin Roth illustrated The Year of the Tiger. He is an animator and designer, who has animated TV series for Nickelodeon, Disney, and 4Kids Entertainment, and commercials for the advertising agency Saatchi and Saatchi. He lives in New York, NY.