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Catch this tiger by the tail!

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The Year of the Tiger
Tales from the Chinese Zodiac

Written by Oliver Chin
Illustrated by Justin Roth

$15.95, hardcover, 36 Pages,
ISBN: 978-1-59702-156-2, 9.5 x 10

- The revised edition features a new bilingual translation in simplified Chinese.

"Is it already time to start thinking about the new year? Come 2010, we’ll all be celebrating the year of my son...I mean, the Year of the Tiger... with the fifth title in Oliver Chin’s Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series"
- Book Dragon, Smithsonian Book Blog

2022 is the Year of the Tiger! Despite his parent's warnings, a princely cub befriends a human, the girl Su. But can Teddy prove the jungle is big enough for both man and beast?

This big-hearted cat is going places, courtesy of new series artist Justin Roth. Brought to life with energy and color, Teddy is set to prove that a feline can be girl's best friend.

The Year of the Tiger continues the fun adventures in our popular annual series Tales of the Chinese Zodiac.

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More praise for Year of the Tiger

Papa "Year of the Tiger was a great book to read to my students prior to our school Lunar New Year celebration. The illustrations are very appealing, kid friendly and seem to jump right off the page...The book led to a wonderful discussion on how it is easy to make assumptions and form incorrect opinions about people you don't know..,just as both Su and Teddy's family did...My students simply could not get enough, and have since come to my library to re-read The Year of the Tiger, and to "seek and find" each Chinese Zodiac Animal tucked away within the pages. I would highly recommend this book as well as Oliver Chin's Tales from the Chinese Zodiac books." -Julie Griffin, Ohlone Elementary School Librarian, Palo Alto, CA

"Oliver Chin has continued his entertaining stories of the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac with another story that teaches both Eastern and Western values to children. Courage, friendship, and personal growth are all displayed in this story of a young tiger learning his place in the jungle and among humans."
- Warren W. Wright, Librarian, Chinese American International School

"The Year of the Tiger is a story about friendship and how children can help bridge the divide. The book is filled with bright, colorful illustrations chock-full of animals"
- Honeysmoke

"I enjoyed how the story introduces the reader to the Chinese Zodiac and the characteristics of the Tiger. The illustrations by Justin Roth truly bring life to the characters. My kids really enjoyed this story."
- Asian Mommy

"Children will enjoy the bright-eyed characters and cartoon illustrations in this romp. Some of the figures seem to leap right out of a Cartoon Network production."
- School Library Journal


Teddy "This bright, playful story makes the ancient tradition of the Chinese zodiac accessible to and fun for contemporary children, whatever their cultural background. Justin Roth's illustrations reflect his roots as an animator: the cartoon-like characters are big on emotion with exaggeratedly expressive faces...All in all, The Year of the Tiger is a great way for young readers to welcome in the lunar New Year!"
- Paper Tigers

"I was first introduced to your books when I was working with Kidspace Museum in Pasadena, and fell in love with them. Not only as an auntie to my nephew, but as an adult myself! When I came to The Huntington, you can imagine my happiness to know that you annually contribute to our Chinese New Year family festival. I look forward to your books each year and can't wait for the fun adventures The Year of the Tiger will take us to!"
- Julianne Johnston, Huntington Library

"2010 is the Year of the Tiger, and Immedium has the perfect children's book to celebrate it… I love the artwork; Teddy the tiger is just adorable."
- Supah Cute

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Leveled Reading

Lexile Level: 680L
Lexile Code: AD "adult directed"
Fountas & Pinnel (F&P GRL): K
GLE (Grade Level): 2
Interest Level: K-3
Reading Recovery Level (RRL): 18