The story was illustrated by Jerome Lu with bright colors and bold animal caricatures that children will love. When I visited their main page at Jade Stars to see what other books or items they had available, it was still pretty new with only the book available.
Then two months later I received a sweet surprise in the mail, the plush horoscope horse! Taking it as a sign, I revisited their website and was delighted to discover that new items have been added to further bring alive the story of The Great Race! New items include:
- Sticker Activity Book: $7.99
- Baby Onesies: $15.99
- 17″ Plush (Horse, Dragon, Snake or Ram): $59.99
- Wall Decals (Stars, Clouds and chosen Character): $79.99
I especially love the decals, because they are perfect for a nursery. For example, 2015 is the year of the Ram. So if you are expecting a child next year, you can have the walls painted in a sky blue color and then add the cloud, star and Ram character decals. You can choose either the boy ram or girl ram when buying the decals. The Great Race would make a great baby shower gift, with the add-on of the appropriate plush character. It would also really tie the room together if you go for the unique Chinese Horoscope theme.
Finally, if there are older siblings, they won’t feel left out if you give them their own Zodiac Activity book with colorful activities and over 75 reusable stickers!
See the entire collection of Jade Stars Chinese Horoscope Collection here: www.minimagellan.com/collections/jade-stars
Revisit our review of The Great Race here: Children’s book The Great Race