The Great Race
The Great Race The Great Race
To better measure time, the Jade Emperor announces a race in which the first 12 animals to finish “will each have a year named after them.” Antics ensue as the animals use their wits, kindness, and determination to compete. The illustrations, done in acrylic or gouache with solid strokes of color and layered patters. But while the story is culturally Chinese, the artwork seems chiefly inspired by Oaxacan folk art. Some Asian influences can be seen-the compositions reference the 16th-century illustrated manuscripts from the Indian Mughal period, and the flat rendering of perspective recalls Persian miniature painting. 


 Additional Information:

  • Author: Christopher Corr
  • 32 pages, Hardcover
  • 11.7 x 8.7 inches
  • Ages 3-6