Chicken, Pig, Cow: On the Move
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Chicken, Pig, Cow: On the Move

by Ruth Ohi, Michael Kusugak, Michael Martchenko, Vladyana Krykora
     
 

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Chicken, Pig and Cow are looking for a change. The popsicle-stick barn Girl built for them is great, but sometimes it gets just a little too crowded. So off they go in search of a new house. They soon discover that nestling among fuzzy slippers in the closet is too “linty,” and living under the furniture is too scary! What about Girl’s dollhouse?

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Chicken, Pig and Cow are looking for a change. The popsicle-stick barn Girl built for them is great, but sometimes it gets just a little too crowded. So off they go in search of a new house. They soon discover that nestling among fuzzy slippers in the closet is too “linty,” and living under the furniture is too scary! What about Girl’s dollhouse? There’s lots of space and they all get their own room—Chicken’s even has TV. But what seemed perfect turns out to be a lot less desirable than the comforts of home. Maybe their jam-packed barn isn’t so bad after all ... With her simple, humorous style and expressive illustrations, Ruth Ohi brings Chicken, Pig, Cow (and Dog!) back for a second toddler-friendly instalment chronicling the everyday adventures of these lovable characters.

Editorial Reviews

Booklist
This small-scale story is fitting for children whose play involves the imagined adventures of their favorite toys.
— Carolyn Phelan
Canadian Materials
The end of the story leaves readers with a satisfied no place like home feeling... Highly Recommended.
— Claire Perrin
Booklist - Carolyn Phelan
Double-page illustrations give plenty of scope for expressive drawings, brightened with cheerful watercolor washes. This small-scale story is fitting for children whose play involves the imagined adventures of their favorite toys.
Canadian Materials - Claire Perrin
Ohi presents the details of the story through the illustrations. The text is kept quite simple throughout, making it accessible for very young children. The humour of the situation is delivered entirely through pictures, such as Cow tossing and turning in the bathtub or Chicken watching TV. Ohi uses watercolours for her illustrations, keeping the colours simple and the animals easy to spot.... The end of the story leaves readers with a satisfied no place like home feeling. Children will be happy to see the animals return to the familiarity of their barn where, hopefully, a third adventure will take place. Highly Recommended.
School Library Journal
PreS-K—The animals from Chicken, Pig, Cow (Annick, 2008) are back, and they are moving out of the barn to get more space. But having more room (in Girl's dollhouse) makes for a lonely night. Eventually they make it back to their cozy barn, realizing that they can always leave if they need a little adventure. The gentle story will reassure readers that they can explore the world and return home again. The toy animals are lovable in their quest for a home that's not too linty (a bunny slipper) or too scary (near the vacuum cleaner). The simple text will work for lap-time sharing, which will also allow for time to find the details in the soft watercolors on white backgrounds that extend the story.—Laura Stanfield, Campbell County Public Library, Ft. Thomas, KY
Kirkus Reviews
In their second adventure (Chicken, Pig, Cow, 2008), the toy trio is in need of some elbow room. While they love their barn and their best friend Dog (a real, live animal), they do not love standing on top of one another. But Pig's choice of a fuzzy slipper is too linty, and Cow's spot under the chair is too scary-the vacuum looms. Chicken's choice, though, is deemed perfect, and the three move into the fully furnished dollhouse. But when night falls, they miss Dog . . . and each other. Midnight finds them all crammed into the bathtub, while morning finds yet a new dilemma. Luckily Dog comes to their rescue. Ohi's charming watercolors vary the perspective, allowing readers to see the toys both at their own level and as the relatively tiny playthings they truly are. White backgrounds and simple details keep the focus on the action, while the trio's droll comments will amuse the grown-ups. Here's hoping their next adventure is just as lovable and sparks just as many musings about the secret lives of toys and pets. (Picture book. 2-6)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554511938
Publisher:
Annick Press, Limited
Publication date:
07/15/2009
Series:
Chicken, Pig, Cow Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Ruth Ohi started her career by illustrating books by other authors. She now has eight picture books that she has both written and illustrated to her credit. Ohi lives with her family in Toronto. Check out her website at www.ruthohi.com.

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