Just in time to celebrate the Chinese New Year, The Year of the Rat is written by Oliver Chin and features charming illustrations by Miah Alcorn. The book features a little rat named Ralph who is eager to explore the world. But growing up is a challenge, as Ralph follows in his parents' footsteps, much to the bother of others. When Bing's birthday party goes awry, can Ralph rescue his friend by using the traits that others frowned upon? Ralph's amusing journey to discover his true character will delight children and adults alike. Third in the annual series, Tales from the Chinese Zodiac, The Year of the Rat features all the charismatic creatures of the Chinese Lunar calendar and proves that anyone can make a big difference. Hardcover.