Special! for Chinese Lunar New Year! A folktale on how the ox came to help farmers.
A long time ago, people in China were starving so the Jade Emperor decided they need help.
He looked at the 12 specially selected animals one by one to decide which animal is most suitable to help the farmers with their land and to grow food for themselves.
The rat? No, it may eat all the grains!
The tiger? No, it will frighten the people.
The monkey? No, it is too mischievous.
So, which animal can help?
Read this fun story illustrated with traditional paper cuttings in full colour and folk art.
Click on the book cover for more details and the video for a page-by-page view!