The Year of the Rat: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac
Oliver Chin
Jeremiah Alcorn

Written by Oliver Chin and illustrated by Jeremiah Alcorn

2008 is the Year of the Rat! With his parents' blessing, the baby rat Ralph investigates the village with his new friend, the boy Bing. But being accepted isn't as easy as Ralph would like, especially since some of his hereditary habits are hard to break. But when things go awry at Bing's birthday party, how can Ralph help if he's locked in the barn? Surely this rodent has some tricks up his sleeve to save the day!

Ralph's high-flying journey to be true to his character will amuse children and adults alike. Bright and dynamic illustrations will appeal to new parents, those interested in Asian culture, and lovers of classic pig tales. The Year of the Rat is the third in the annual series Tales of the Chinese Zodiac.

February 7, 2008 is the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year. Rats are born in 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996 and 2008.

Hardcover, 36 pages