Why Toads Rule The Sky:
Vì Sao Cóc Là Cậu Ông Trời

Join our toad & her friends on a heroine's journey to bring rain back in this classic Vietnamese folktale never before told in Vietnamese and English!

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About The Book

A mother-daughter project to create a well-written and stunning children's book to celebrate a classic Vietnamese folktale never before told in English and Vietnamese.

Join our toad & her friends on a heroine's journey to bring rain back in this classic Vietnamese folktale told in Vietnamese and English! A tale full of toads, pandas, dogs, bees, and adventure! It's a fun story about believing in ourselves, leaning on our friends, and playing to our strengths.

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Meet the Mother-Daughter Team
Tuoi Tran and Vi Nguyen

In their lifetimes, this mother-daughter team has played many roles. Tuoi (Cao Dang Su Pham) has served as a teacher, a seamstress, a tailor, a mail clerk, and most proudly, a mother. Vi (Yale University, University of Chicago) has been an analyst, a practitioner, a strategist, a data scientist, and most importantly, a daughter. Together, this mother-daughter team has joined hands with Mai (Truong Dai Hoc Can Tho), a designer, a photographer, and now, a budding illustrator. After a year and a half of work, the team has written, translated, and brought to life this classic Vietnamese folktale, never before told in a bilingual book. They hope this creation is the first of many books to come, and will be a meaningful part of many children's journeys to learning English and Vietnamese!

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Meet Our Illustrator
Mai Dang

Mai hails from the same town, Can Tho, in Vietnam that Tuoi calls "quê", home. Since college, she's had the dream to illustrate a children's book but had not figured out where to start until Vi reached out on Behance. Why Toads Rule the Sky is not just the first children's book that tells a much loved Vietnamese folktale in both Vietnamese and English, it is also Mai's first opportunity to realize a long-held dream. We hope Why Toads Rule the Sky will be the first of many books that Mai will visualize into life!

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Vi Nguyen
San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Tuoi Tran
Des Moines, IA

Mai Dang
Saigon, Vietnam

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