|aThe year of the monkey |btales from the Chinese zodiac|cwritten by Oliver Chin ; illustrated by Kenji Ono.
|a1st hardcover ed.
|aSan Francisco, CA |bImmedium|c2016.
|a1 v. (unpaged) |bcol. ill. |c26 cm.
|a"The monkey Max befriends the boy Kai, as well as other animals of the Chinese lunar calendar, and demonstrates the qualities of an adventurous spirit. Lists the birth years and characteristics of individuals born in the Chinese Year of the Monkey"--|cProvided by publisher.
"Old meets new in this original story that celebrates the forthcoming Year of the Monkey with superhero-style comic art... How Max and Kai, his human partner, progress through a big-time tournament makes for an exciting trajectory and a charming affirmation. The take-away: Find your own way. This 11th book in the Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series has energy, adventure and culture."- San Francisco Chronicle2016 is the Year of the Monkey, the eleventh adventure in the popular annual series Tales from the Chinese Zodiac. Max is the son of the legendary Monkey King. Succeeding at school is not easy, but luckily playing in the gym is Can Max forge his own claim to fame? Empowering themes of self-discovery and cultural exchange, plus charismatic characters, have proven appeal with children, parents, and elementary educators. This story features a bilingual translation in simplified Chinese. "The Year of the Monkey immediately gained my enthusiasm... The illustrations are amazing. The action flies off the spreads. Max and the other characters are larger-than-life, full of spirit, energy, and emotion. I like the bright, active colors and the distinctive Chinese look some characters possess." - Kid Lit Reviews