Chicken, Pig, Cow and the Class Pet

Author/Illustrator:  Ruth Ohi
Annick Press
Language:  English, Simplified Chinese

*  A Canadian Children's Book Centre "Best Book"








The Children's Hour:
"Preschoolers will love these popular characters, who devise clever solutions to their immediate problems."

A book trailer I made for my Fall 2011 release, "Chicken, Pig, Cow and the Class Pet" (published by Annick Press). For more information please see

Kirkus Review:
"A lighthearted glimpse reveals how stuffed animals will play when their child (and their teacher) is away." 

School Library Journal:
“Spare text and engaging watercolor cartoon  illustrations lend a tone of sweet simplicity to this friendship story.”

Resource Links:
“Once again, Ohi has created a touching read-aloud, the text simple, the language spare, and the story full of warmth, and character and humour.”

Canadian Materials:
"In Chicken, Pig, Cow and the Class Pet, the try, try again approach to solving the hamster problem illustrates perseverance and using one’s imagination....This book makes an excellent read-aloud for younger children and is another successful addition to the “Chicken, Pig, Cow” series." ("Highly Recommended"--read the entire review by Claire Perrin here)


When Girl carts the three friends off to school one day, they aren't sure what to think.  What's with all the noise? And why is their new neighbor, Fuface, trying to eat their barn?  Chicken, Pig, and Cow once again rely on friendship and teamwork as they embark on their latest adventure in all-new surroundings.

Praise for the "Chicken, Pig, Cow" series:

 CM Magazine:
" ...a perfect read for preschoolers who can learn from Chicken and Horse how to be better friends.  Highly Recommended." ("Chicken, Pig, Cow Horse Around")

School Library Journal:
“The gentle story will reassure readers that they can explore the world and return home again." ("Chicken, Pig, Cow On the Move")

“Great Books for 2010″ Selection –The Canadian Toy Testing Council
("Chicken, Pig, Cow")

A Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award Finalist 2009
("Chicken, Pig, Cow")

“First and Best List ″–Toronto Public Library: “First and Best” books are recommended for building reading readiness in children ages birth to five.
("Chicken, Pig, Cow" and "Chicken, Pig, Cow Horse Around")

“Best Bets” Selection–Ontario Library Association
("Chicken, Pig, Cow")

 “2009 Baker’s Dozen” Selection :–Pennsylvania Centre for the Book. “Baker’s Dozen” books are the 13 Best Books for Family Literacy published in 2008 as recommended by the Pennsylvania Center for the Book.
("Chicken, Pig, Cow")

“…plenty of scope for expressive drawings, brightened with cheerful watercolor washes.”
("Chicken, Pig, Cow on the Move")

 The Globe and Mail:
“The second book in what will, we hope, become a series…is a tender tale for the very small told via generous amounts of vibrant watercolour daubed over double pages and a perfect economy of words.”
("Chicken, Pig, Cow on the Move")

Kirkus Reviews:
“Here’s hoping their next adventure is just as lovable and sparks just as many musings about the secret lives of toys and pets.”
("Chicken, Pig, Cow on the Move")