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.