" Olivia the Pig has got nothing on Olivia the Ox: As you're looking for an inexpensive one size fits all baby gift for all those friends of yours having kids this year, consider The Year of the Ox , written by CMP fave Oliver Chin and illustrated by Miah Alcorn, the fourth book in the wonderful Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series. - Cool Mom Picks The Year of the Ox brings the richness of Chinese heritage to children of all ages. KTVU, FOX News, Channel 2, San Francisco, CA The feisty calf Olivia befriends the girl Mei, but pulling her weight on the farm isn t easy. When a flood threatens her sister and village, can Olivia save the day? This is the fourth book in the popular Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series, following The Year of the Dog , Pig , and Rat . 2009 was the Year of the Ox. "Like the typical ox, Olivia is hard-working, dependable, and a little stubborn. It s a coming-of-age tale of an ox who discovers her best qualities. The illustrations are charming" Supah Cute Miah Alcorn s illustrations are bright and colorful. Each character s personality reflects on each page. Oliver Chin uses Olivia s story to illustrate some of the characteristics of the ox from the Chinese zodiac. The story also teaches children (hard working and dependable) that nobody s perfect and that nobody can be good at everything. It just takes time to discover what one s talents are. Northwest Asian Weekly Oliver Chin's spirited storytelling and Mia Alcorn's spot on characterization and subtle palette combine to bring Olivia and Mei in The Year of the Ox into rambunctious life. - Belle Yang, author"
Buy The Year of the Ox book by Oliver Chin from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
(257mm x 249mm x 10mm)
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Author Biography - Oliver Chin
Oliver Chin is the author of the Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series, Baltatzar and the Flying Pirates, Welcome to Monster Isle, Julie Black Belt, Timmy and Tammy s Train of Thought, and The Adventures of WonderBaby. His family lives a in San Francisco, California. Jeremiah Alcorn illustrated The Year of the Dog, Pig, and Rat from the Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series. He is a character developer and game designer. An accomplished animator and artist, Alcorn was the 2003 winner of ACME animation competition (a nationwide art contest) and illustrates for Lifeway Christian resources. His family lives in Alabama."