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Daniel is Lin's best friend. Together they have a brand new world to explore!
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For puppy lovers of all ages!

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The Year of the Dog
(revised 2018 edition)
Tales from the Chinese Zodiac

Written by Oliver Chin
Illustrated by Jeremiah Alcorn

$15.95, hardcover, 40 Pages,
ISBN: 978-1-59702-136-4, 9.5 x 10

"The cartoony and angular art style captures the eagerness of the young dog perfectly in this upbeat astrological tale."
- The Midwest Book Review

This revised edition is redesigned with a new bilingual translation in simplified Chinese.

2018 is the Year of the Dog! Born on New Year's Day, the puppy Daniel explores the world with his parents and the girl Lin, and learns how to become "man's best friend."

Daniel's rollicking journey to discover his true nature will delight children and adults alike. Bright and dynamic illustrations will appeal to new parents, those interested in Asian culture, and, of course, dog lovers.

The Year of the Dog launches the annual series Tales from the Chinese Zodiac.

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More praise for Year of the Dog

Mom "Do you know anyone who is honest, loyal and faithful but completely stubborn? The Year of the Dog could explain it all. With Oliver Chin's warm-fuzzy writing and Jeremiah Alcorn's spunky illustrations, the Year of the Dog is cuter than ever."
- Hyphen Magazine

"Daniel Dog becomes best friends almost instantly with human neighbor Lin. He does his very best to protect her, although sometimes that amounts to just a few premature barks. But his diligence pays off and Daniel indeed saves the day - not to mention he saves young Lin!"
- The Bloomsbury Review

"It's about a boisterous but well-meaning puppy, Daniel, protecting his best friend (an adventurous little girl named Lin), and is unfazed by almost all the creatures that lurk in the forest behind Lin's house. The book is brilliantly illustrated by Jeremiah Alcorn. In their journey together, Daniel discovers his true nature - honest, faithful and loyal."
- Asian Week

"I found it very enjoyable and informative."
- Dr. Alexander Chuang, Executive Director, San Diego Chinese Historical Museum

"a storybook ideal for launching the lunar year"
- Books, Inc., San Francisco, CA.


Dad dog February 16, 2018

"Tales From the Chinese Zodiac is a series of 12 books about these iconic calendar denizens, starting with The Year of the Dog…each book targets four- to eight-year-olds and stars a baby animal coming of age and learning how to personify the year it represents."
- Kidscreen Magazine

"The Year Of The Dog is a great one. Its tales of childhood friendships keeps you on edge as you wonder what's coming around the next corner. It teaches a lesson to respect your animals, as it nonchalantly teaches you to be yourself and to follow your instincts. This great tale of man's best friend is a must have for all young ones."
- The Opinionated Parent

"Thank you for making The Huntington's Year of the Dog celebration a wonderful success!...your time, energy, knowledge, talent , and expertise contributed immensely to the success of our celebration...We look forward to the Year of the Pig!"
- Huntington Library, San Marino, CA

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Leveled Reading

Lexile Level: 770L
Lexile Code: AD "adult directed"
Fountas & Pinnel (F&P GRL): I
GLE (Grade Level): 1
Interest Level: K-3
Reading Recovery Level (RRL): 15-16