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The Year of the Snake:
Tales from the Chinese Zodiac

Written by Oliver Chin
Illustrated by Jennifer Wood

$15.95, hardcover, 36 Pages,
ISBN: 978-1-59702-038-1, 9.5 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, 2013
- Immedium announces the publication of The Year of the Snake: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac, written by Oliver Chin and illustrated by professional animator Jennifer Wood. This is the eighth story in Immedium's popular children's picture book series on the twelve charismatic animals of the Chinese New Year. The adventures of the clever snake Suzie will amuse children and adults alike.

2013 is The Year of the Snake! Suzie the snake wants to explore the colorful world but meets others who may not like serpents. However, she befriends the girl Lily and together they discover how valuable the qualities of a snake can really be: flexible, strong, sensitive… and clever!

This latest adventure in the Tales from the Chinese Zodiac follows:
  • The Year of the Dragon (2012)
  • 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. Each creature symbolizes unique qualities and has a personality that people identify with.

    The vibrant art is by Jennifer Wood, a veteran on many Nickelodeon TV series, who illustrated The Year of the Dragon. Now readers everywhere can welcome 2013 with the entertaining adventures of The Year of the Snake!

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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

    Lily 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