Vickie Lee and Joey Chou’s illustrated 12 Lucky Animals is a young, dual-language animal concept book introducing Chinese characters and the animals of the Chinese zodiac…
This is a super cute board book introduction to the animals that represent the Chinese calendar… the illustrations are adorable and the pronunciation guides are helpful for those of us that don’t speak Chinese. I like that it has a guide to figure out what year your child was born in on the back, but if felt like it was missing an intro and concluding page to tie it all together. Bottom line, if you’re looking for a board book to read around Chinese New Year, I totally recommend this one. If you’re looking for a board book for regular re-reading, this one wouldn’t make the cut.
<b>Vickie Lee</b> is an acupuncturist and Chinese medicine practitioner. She was inspired by her daughter, Ruby, and their shared love of animals and of Chinese culture to create <i>Ruby’s Chinese New Year</i>. She lives with her daughter and her husband in Brooklyn, New York.
Joey Chou is an animator and illustrator. He has worked as a visual development artist on feature animated films and television, including Kung Fu Panda, and illustrated Disney’s Finding Nemo: Nemo’s Day Off. His picture books include Ruby’s Chinese New Year, written by Vicki Lee. He lives in Los Angeles. joeychouart.com