The Chinese Emperor's New Clothes Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-10-17 
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"When I first picked up this children's book at the public library, my first thought was, I loved the original story for this - The Emperor's New Clothes! And then I realized something - I had actually never read the original Hans Christian Andersen's story. What I read when I was a child was actually another adaptation - The Penguin Emperor's New Clothes. Nevertheless, I really wanted to see this Chinese twist to the classic tale.

And I loved it. I loved the story and the elements that were used to create this clever story and the young emperor's way to help his people. This adaptation keeps the fun and intrigue of the trick that the emperor uses and it's a lovely story that portrays truth reigning over lies and deceit.

It's definitely a great adaptation and I recommend it for a little diversity in children's books.
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"★ "The hero of the original tale was a child … in this version, he’s the author of the plan and the focus of the action, and the story is the better for it.” — Publishers Weekly

★ "… a satisfying conclusion…whimsical illustrations. Backmatter explains the author’s interest in folktales and Chinese traditions. There are also guidelines for making a Chinese New Year’s Parade Robe. ” — Booklist

“A clever retelling buttressed by a fascinating backstory and vivid art.” — Kirkus Review

“A variant of an oft-told classic that is suitable for classroom and individual reading.” — School Library Journal

“…this elegant and satisfying story.”—Wall Street Journal

"an appealing twist on a well-loved tale" -- The Guardian

'traditional and modern sensibilities elevate this real” and relevant story about self-importance and truth...' - The San Francisco Chronicle

"... classy, witty and clever retelling ... an added bonus, children learn how to make their own Chinese New Year robe by decorating a white pillowcase or old T-shirt." -- Lancashire Post

“…an engaging, universal morality tale presented in a fresh new cultural context. ” — Common Sense Media

"best new picture books" by the Children's Book Reviews.
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" Lovely illustrations in this delightful retelling of the fairy tale. " said.

" I really liked this version of the story better than the 1 knew. the art is amazing too " said.

" I will read anything that David Roberts illustrates. " said.

" I totally dig this retelling. Illustrations are charming. " said.

" A charming twist on a classic tale. Plus, my first grader was fascinated by the author's note in the back detailing his childhood in communist China. " said.

" I loved the twist on the old classic, and the author's note at the end only added to my enjoyment. " said.

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