Chicken, Pig, Cow on the Move


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

 

* ”ForeWord Magazine” Book of the Year Award Finalist
* Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Book 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Year’s Best 2009 Selection”–Resource Links
“Ruth Ohi captures the magic of imagination…by making these charming little characters come alive.” Highly recommended.”
 

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.”
 

Booklist:
“…plenty of scope for expressive drawings, brightened with cheerful watercolor washes.”
 

School Library Journal:
“The gentle story will reassure readers that they can explore the world and return home again."
 

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.”
 

A “Today’s Parent Magazine” Bookshelf Selection for March 2010
 

Canadian Children’s Book News:
“This fun, touching story uses simple and spare language which, combined with engaging characters, makes for a wonderful read-aloud. From Pig jumping on the dollhouse bed to Chicken looking in the fridge, the watercolour illustrations are filled with a natural humour that will delight readers.”
 

Canadian Materials:
“The end of the story leaves readers with a satisfied “no place like home” feeling; hopefully, a third adventure will take place. Highly recommended.”
 

Canadian Bookseller:
“Even the youngest of readers will giggle and smile at Ohi’s charming new book.”
 

Synopsis:
Chicken, Pig, Cow are looking for a change. The Popsicle-stick barn Girl built for them is great, but sometimes it feels just a tad crowded. Off they go in search of a new home. They soon discover that fuzzy slippers are too ‘linty’, and living under the furniture is too scary! What about Girl’s dollhouse? But what seemed perfect turns out to be a lot less desireable than the comfort of home. Maybe their jam-packed barn isn’t so bad after all…