This is the Greatest Place! A Palace Inspired by the World of Small Animals by Brian Tse, Alice Mak
  

Synopsis

This is the Greatest Place! A Palace Inspired by the World of Small Animals by Brian Tse, Alice Mak

**Winner of the 2015 Parents' Choice Award** Rabbit is eating breakfast with his friends Baby Squirrel, Young Porcupine, and Little Brother Panda when an unexpected visitor arrives. He is a master builder, searching for inspiration to design a great palace for the Emperor of China. Together, Uncle Builder and the little animals explore how nature supplies us with the wonders that enrich our lives. Created by internationally renowned children's book artists Brian Tse and Alice Mak, this book teaches children about Chinese architecture, how nature's influence can be seen around us, and how people and animals can live together in harmony. The illustrations capture both the majesty of the natural world and the Forbidden City and are enhanced by interactive components for readers, including a gatefold spread and lift-flaps.

Reviews

This little gem of a book is an elegant package that can be read on several levels The images are beautifully illustrated with soft hues and the double-page fold out at the center that depicts a typical Quinming Festival during the Ming Dynasty has incredible details. There are numerous explanations at the front and back of the book that supply additional information and background about the Forbidden City, which a teacher or parent could read, as appropriate. This would be a wonderful addition to any collection that needs more multicultural titles but it will take special care to introduce children to the finer, more intricate and sophisticated qualities of the book. School Library Journal

About the Author

Brian Tse and Alice Mak are beloved the world over for their heart warming and educational stories for children. They are the creators of the iconic cartoon characters McMug and McDull, who have been featured in numerous award-winning works including books, comics, television shows, and movies. Ben Wang (translator) is a senior lecturer in humanities at China Institute, an instructor of Chinese at the United Nations, and guest lecturer at numerous prestigious academic and cultural institutions.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
44 pages

Author

Brian Tse, Alice Mak
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Publisher

China Institute Gallery, China Institute in America

Publication date

15th December 2014

ISBN

9780989377621


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