BooksforTopics Reading for Pleasure Recommendations
Book Title: The Great Race
Author: Christopher Corr
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children’s Books
Publication Date: Jan 2018
Suitable For: EYFS & KS1
This is a highly recommendable retelling of the story Chinese Zodiac and how the order of the animals came about, new for 2018.
The story is easy to understand for KS1 and reception children, telling of how the Jade Emperor
sought a solution to keep track of the years by initiated an animal race.
The accompanying illustrations are striking and appealing, containing wonderfully colourful spreads painted in an oriental folk style that perfectly marries nature and culture.
This text holds a high level of appeal for young children and is perfect for learning about Chinese New Year.
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