Chicken, Pig, Cow's First Fight


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


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Kirkus Reviews:
“Ohi’s watercolors are as endearing as ever...(Her) toys keep getting more real with every outing...”


School Library Journal:
"An adorable story of friendship and the simplest of emotions, this book is a welcome addition to a well-loved series....Perfect for a lap read or sharing with a group."

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This book makes a perfect discussion starter on friendship, cooperation and forgiveness.”
 

Canadian Materials:
"I noticed that the stories have been optioned for television, and so there is a good chance we will be seeing much more of Pig, Cow and Chicken in the near future, and that's a good thing. Ohi's soft watercolour illustrations are full of life and energy and are an integral part of the story telling." (Highly Recommended/4/4)
 

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

The Muskokan:
“A delightful way for little ones to learn about co-operation and saying you’re sorry.”

 

 

 

Synopsis:
Even best friends can fight.

Chicken, Pig, and Cow have always gotten along well--until the day Girl builds a big city out of blocks.  Thinking something is missing, Chicken makes a chicken leaf statue--now the city is complete! But Pig loves zipping and zooming and despite Chicken's warnings, zooms right into the statue. Chicken is furious! Pig's attempts to fix the statue only make matters worse and in the end, he destroys the entire block city. Will Chicken and Pig's friendship survive?!

 

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

 

Kirkus Reviews:
"A lighthearted glimpse reveals how stuffed animals will play when their child (and their teacher) is away." ("Chicken, Pig, Cow and the Class Pet")

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")

Booklist:
“…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")