Write a Review Wednesday: Chicken, Pig, Cow On the Move

Welcome to another Write a Review Wednesday, a meme started by Tara Lazar as a way to show support to authors of kids literature. Last week I wrote a review on Thing-Thing, a beautiful story about love and friendship and a 2009 Canadian Children’s Book Center award finalist written by Carey Fagan and published by Tundra Press. This past weekend I attended The Word on the Street festival and had the privilage of hearing Ruth Ohi read from her latest book Chicken, Pig, Cow On the Move (age 2-5). This week, thanks to Joanna at Annick Press, I have a copy of the book to review.


Chicken, Pig, and Cow love their popsicle barn. They love their new friend Dog. But now they’re feeling a little crowded. The three friends strike out on their own to find a new home. At first Chicken, Pig and Cow love their new space but soon they realize something is missing. Thankfully their friend Dog is able to fix things.

My children enjoyed Chicken, Pig and Cow’s first story so they were thrilled to follow them on another adventure. My daughter loved Chicken’s choice for a home and what each of the three friends loved about the home.

The illustrations are warm and fun. I especially love the images of Cow enjoying her new bed, on her side, on her back, on her head. This is a wonderful tale of the grass is always greener. The three friends think they need more room, a little more space between each other. But when they finally get it they find out it’s not actually what they want. I think this is a story both children and their parents can relate to, which will make it a story the whole family will enjoy, many times.

Chicken, Pig and Cow loved their barn but they were feeling a little crowded

Chicken, Pig and Cow loved their barn but they were feeling a little crowded

If you want to add Chicken, Pig, Cow On the Move to your personal library, visit Amazon.ca. For other great book ideas, read the previous Write a Review Wednesday posts.

2 responses to this post.

  1. My three are very big into farm animals for some reason (maybe cuz it’s so darn loud around here all the time???) so I’ll definitely have to check this book out!

    I was offline for the summer but am back to checking out all my favourite blogs again! Hope you and your gang had a lovely summer!


  2. I’m so very glad you liked it!! It was great fun meeting you both at WOTS. Chicken, Pig and Cow say ‘hi’. Cow is waving a hoof.


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