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Little Pigs and the Sweet Rice Cakes (Chinese/English)
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Li Jian
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Little Pigs and the Sweet Rice Cakes (Chinese/English)

Li Jian


Shanghai Press

Animal stories (Children's&YA);
Languages & ESL


42 pages

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In America, every child knows the story of the three little pigs and the big, bad wolf, so they'll love reading about the pigs' Chinese counterparts.

Told in a bilingual Chinese and English edition, this is the story of three little pigs whose appetites initially get the better of them. In a shared dream, they met an old man who tells them to deliver sweet rice cakes to him a week before New Year's Eve. The next morning, they see some sweet rice cakes on their kitchen table. The three little pigs completely forget the old man and eat every bit of them. When their mother comes home, she is very angry to discover all the cakes gone. Seeing their mother unhappy, the three little pigs help her make more delicious sweet rice cakes.

When there is only a week left before Chinese New Year's Eve, their mother lays the sweet rice cakes in front of the portrait of the Kitchen God and prays for the peace for the family. On seeing the portrait, the three little pigs realize that the old man in their dreams is actually the Kitchen God!

By:   Li Jian
Imprint:   Shanghai Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   Bilingual edition
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 235mm, 
Weight:   425g
ISBN:   9781602204539
ISBN 10:   1602204535
Series:   Stories Of The Chinese Zodiac
Pages:   42
Publication Date:   December 2018
Recommended Age:   From 4 to 8 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Language:   Chinese
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Li Jian was a middle school art teacher and children's books editor. He currently owns his own illustration studio, focusing on children's fairy tales.

Unique and simply outstanding, The Little Pigs and the Sweet Rice Cakes is very highly recommended for family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library bilingual (English/Chinese) picture book collections for children ages 4 to 8. -Midwest Book Review Jian illustrates in muted grays and jewel tones, lending the story a serene quality. -Publishers Weekly [This book] is a wonderful way to learn a bit more about the Chinese culture and the beliefs about pigs. -Crafty Moms Share blog

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