Chicken, Pig, Cow
Author/Illustrator: Ruth Ohi
A Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award Finalist 2009
“First and Best List 2008″–Toronto Public Library: “First and Best” books are recommended for building reading readiness in children ages birth to five.
“Best Bets” Selection–Ontario Library Association
School Library Journal:
“The simple text and expressive watercolours, set on a white background, are perfect for sharing with a group. This charming look at what toys and pets are up to when children aren’t around is a solid choice for young animal lovers.”
Canadian Children’s Book Centre:
“This quintessential picture book by longtime writer and illustrator Ruth Ohi is about creating, playing and the power of imagination….Profound in its simplicity, this story has it all: a dab of magic, a spirit of adventure, suspense, resolution and a comforting and satisfying end.”
“…an incredibly cute picture book that is sure to capture the hearts of young animal lovers everywhere.”
“... a subtle blend of illustration and text which will not only appeal to [Ohi’s] young audience, but also demonstrates for their parents, her delicate, and often very funny, link between text and illustration”
“Themes of friendship, loyalty, courage and perseverance are all addressed in this story that will appeal to preschoolers, teachers and parents alike…Ohi has created a simple but heartwarming story about friendship and courage that will entertain and inspire young children.”
Today’s Parent magazine:
Listed as one of seven “Not-to-be-missed titles from the year that was”–Dec.2008
“Definitely recommended for story time…will be a hit with librarians, teachers and preschoolers everywhere.”
When three toy animals want to go exploring, they hit a snag: their barn has no door. The little girl who helps them out is nowhere to be seen, so brash Chicken and bold Pig climb the wall. Cow is left alone…until she hears a drooly, snorty sort of sound. Chicken and Pig soon stage a rescue that also happens to make them a new friend.