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Book Title: Cat and Rat: The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac|
The author of the book: Ed Young
Edition: Turtleback Books
Date of issue: November 15th 1998
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Reader ratings: 5.7
ISBN 13: 9780613123587
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 14.91 MB
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"Cat and Rat: The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac" is appropriate for pre-k to third grade students.
This book is about the zodiacs, and how the Jade Emperor chose which animals will be part of the zodiac. He has all of the animals race each other, and the winners will be included in the zodiac. This book is about the legend of how the 5,000 year old zodiac was created and incorporated into the culture.
This book is great for introducing the Chinese culture into the classroom. Many students do not know a lot about cultures that are not their own, and including this book into the classroom will help them understand the culture of others. The legend is very interesting, and a good topic to incorporate into the classroom.
This book can be used in a classroom setting as a read-aloud, which will then introduce students to Chinese culture, and the story behind zodiac. Students can learn about their own zodiac sign, and why they exist in the first place. Students can also be asked to learn more about Chinese culture through research of their own, and to write about what they learned.
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Read information about the authorEd Young is the illustrator of more than eighty books for children, seventeen of which he has also written. Among his books is the Caldecott Medal winner Lon Po Po, which he both wrote and illustrated. He says that his work is inspired by the philosophy of Chinese painting. He lives in Westchester County, New York.
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