This Is The Greatest Place!: The Forbidden City And The World Of Small Animals

This is the Greatest Place! The Forbidden City and the World of Small AnimalsOne day the creatures of a forest are visited by a man who raves about the beauty of the forest they live in. This visitor is the architect for the Chinese Emperor and is tasked with finding a place to build the emperor’s palace. The small animals show the builder their home, and he is inspired to construct the palace based on the sights he sees. This picture book with adorable illustrations, real photographs of the palace, maps, lift-flaps, and pull-out pages innovatively describes how the real Chinese Forbidden City was built and exists today. The factual information about how the trees were treated with tender loving care to build the Forbidden City promotes environmental preservation. This work is an excellent addition to the China Institute’s We All Live In The Forbidden City series. ema
Title: This Is The Greatest Place!: The Forbidden City And The World Of Small Animals
Author: Brian Tse
: Alice Mak
: China Institute in America
: 2014
Original Language
: Chinese
: Ben Wan
ISBN: 978-0-9893776-2-1
Hardcover pages
: 44 pages
Age range: 4 up
: Picture Book/ Nonfiction
Book setting
: China
Author’s ethnicity
: Chinese
Author’s residence
: China
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: Chinese
Illustrator’s residence
: China
Awards: A Parent’s Choice Recommended Award for Picture Books, and a winner of A Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award, Books on Foreign Culture
Subjects: Architecture, Buildings, Forests, Palaces, History

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