Chicken, Pig, Cow's First Fight

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Even best friends can have a 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 statue out of leaves. Now the city is perfect.

Pig loves zipping and zooming around the city. Chicken warns him to be careful, but Pig is having too much fun to listen. Then the inevitable happens: Pig zooms right into ...

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Overview

Even best friends can have a 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 statue out of leaves. Now the city is perfect.

Pig loves zipping and zooming around the city. Chicken warns him to be careful, but Pig is having too much fun to listen. Then the inevitable happens: Pig zooms right into Chicken's statue, destroying it. Chicken is furious!

Pig's attempts to fix the statue only make matters worse. In the end, he demolishes the entire city. Realizing what a mess he's made, Pig hides while Chicken, Cow, and Dog rebuild the city. After a nap, Pig feels better and returns to apologize to his friends. They forgive him and invite him to join in.

As with all the books in this popular series, Chicken, Pig,
Cow's First Fight
offers young children a gentle message about teamwork and cooperation.

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Editorial Reviews

CM
Can friends fight and still be friends? This is the central question that is asked and answered in Ruth Ohi's delightful book...Highly Recommended.
Resource Links - Linda Ludke
This book makes a perfect discussion starter on friendship, cooperation and forgiveness.
The Muskokan - Maryleah Otto
A delightful way for little ones to learn about co-operation and saying you're sorry.
CM
Can friends fight and still be friends? This is the central question that is asked and answered in Ruth Ohi's delightful book...Highly Recommended.
School Library Journal
PreS-K—Girl has improved her architectural skills. Long gone are the days of a barn without a roof or door. One morning the three animal friends awake to an entire city constructed from blocks. The creatures are impressed, but Chicken believes it is incomplete without a leafy statue of himself. Pig zooms around and accidentally destroys the newly created image. "'I told you to be careful!' said Chicken. 'I told you to look out!' said Pig." Pig tries to rectify the situation but ends up accidentally leveling the whole structure. "'I'm a bad pig,' cried Pig, who goes to hide under the couch." Although Chicken, Cow, and even Dog are initially perturbed with this behavior, they come to the rescue, rebuilding the city while Pig naps off the distress. All is well in the end and friendships are restored: "'You're not a bad pig,' said Cow. 'You're a good friend who was in a bad, mad mood.'" An adorable story of friendship and the simplest of emotions, this book is a welcome addition to a well-loved series. Expressive illustrations with ample white space will appeal to children. Perfect for a lap read or sharing with a group.—Jasmine L. Precopio, Fox Chapel Area School District, Pittsburgh, PA
Kirkus Reviews
The trio of best friends is back (Chicken, Pig, Cow on the Move, 2011), but this time the problem they solve is of their own making. All three toys are impressed with the block city Girl has made, but Chicken declares it perfect only after he adds a chicken statue crafted from yellow leaves and red flowers. Meanwhile, Pig just can't contain his enthusiasm. Predictably, his zip-zooming wrecks Chicken's chicken. After the I-told-you-so's and Pig's failed attempt to repair the statue, a teary-eyed Pig runs off and gets out his manic energy in a few acts of derring-do that lead to the destruction of something much larger than a statue. Convinced of his innate badness, Pig hides under the couch. In the meantime, Chicken and Cow devise a way to keep Dog (who is real) from getting the blame. Pig's eventual apology and request to help rebuild the statue are heartfelt, and his friends reassure him that he is not bad: "You're a good friend who was in a bad, mad mood." While this may be true of Pig's destruction of the city, adults may need to address Pig's initial poor decision to run around. Short sentences and simple vocabulary make this accessible for early readers. Ohi's watercolors are as endearing as ever, watercolor strokes conveying the characters' every emotion. Ohi's toys keep getting more real with every outing--what new problem will they tackle next? (Picture book. 1-5)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781554513703
  • Publisher: Annick Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 2/7/2012
  • Series: Chicken, Pig, Cow Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 959,334
  • Age range: 2 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Ruth Ohi has illustrated and written many books for children, including all six books in the Chicken, Pig, Cow series. She is currently a writer-in-residence for the Toronto District School Board.

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  • Posted May 29, 2012

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    Chicken, Pig and Cow are back! In this adorable book, the three toy friends get into their very first fight, and oh what a fight it is. Chicken, Pig and Cow are playing in a building-block city made by Girl and are having a lot of fun when Pig gets too rambunctious and ruins Chicken's beautiful statue. Pig gets really upset and blames Chicken and Chicken gets mad right back! What will the three friends do?! Can they still be friends?

    Ruth Ohi's colorful illustrations make the story fun to read! This short book, perfect for ages 3+, teaches readers about how friends sometimes fight because they see things differently. Readers will learn about working together and saying "I'm sorry." Parents can use this book as a teaching tool to demonstrate how to work through the emotions we feel when we fight.

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