The Rat, the Ox, and the Zodiac

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by Dorothy Van Woerkom | Children's Books | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 051751849X Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 1/14/2020
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, January 14, 2020
I got this ex-library hardcover from Better World Books. It presents an interesting variation on the Chinese Zodiac myth; here, it isn't a race among the twelve animals for position. Instead, only the rat and the ox are at odds over who should be first, the ox claiming his size and strength are most important and the rat claiming his brain's the best. A poll of the other animals ends in a tie, so the choice is left up to the people, but the rat points out that he's so small nobody will even see him if he parades next to the ox. He's permitted to be doubled in size, with the ox amused that even a double-sized rat is tiny next to an ox - but lo! the people are astounded to see so big a rat that the don't even notice the ox! Hence the rat is the first in the zodiac!

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Little Free Library, Roby Park in Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Released 1 wk ago (1/14/2020 UTC) at Little Free Library, Roby Park in Nashua, New Hampshire USA

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I left this book in the Little Free Library near the playground; hope someone enjoys it!

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*** Released for the 2020 Asian Zodiac/Year of the Rat Release Challenge. ***

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