The book was really a delight to illustrate. It is an engaging story and I loved researching costume and architecture for it's ancient Chinese setting.
UPDATE: It also just confirmed as a 2018 Mathical Honor Book and 2018 Notable Social Studies Trade Book
UPDATE: Cao Chong Weighs an Elephant was also selected as a Best STEM BOOK for 2018 by the NSTA and CBC in addition to best trade book! A double honor! http://static.nsta.org/pdfs/2018BestSTEMBooks.pdf
We made School Library Journal's
31 Days, 31 Lists: Day Ten – 2017 Math Picture Books