Discover how 12 animals competed in a madcap swimming race to help create the lunar calendar! Includes facts about Chinese festivals, the lunar calendar and the animals that rule each year.
This book tells a great story about why the Chinese calendar year is named after certain animals, and the reason for the order it’s in. I thought it was fun, creative, and it’s full of colorful illustrations. There’s also an explanation at the back of some of the main holidays on the calendar.
Dawn Casey has always been passionate about traditional tales, believing that folklore can help answer some of the deepest questions about humankind. A primary school teacher and writer, Dawn says that passing on these stories is a great privilege, as well as a great pleasure. Dawn lives in East Sussex, England with her husband and daughter.
To Ella and her new smiles
For mum and dad