Saturday, March 17, 2012

Children's Book Saturday: "Chicken, Pig, Cow's First Fight" By: Ruth Ohi Review

"Chicken, Pig, Cow's First Fight"
By: Ruth Ohi

Synopsis from Amazon:
Even best friends can have a fight.
My Thoughts:
     This is the tale of a little chicken, a small cow, and a teeny pig and their great big fight. This is a most peculiar little story and its hard not to like it. The premise of the story is that these three animals have a fight when Pig knocks over the blocks during playtime. He goes off to pout and eventually returns apologetic and everyone is happy once more.
     While the story is simple and easy to follow, I was still confused. I wasn't sure if the animals were truly animals or were supposed to be toys come to life. The presence of the blocks and their size kind of confused me. But, I think I may just be overthinking it! 
     The illustrations are sweet and the colors are comforting. The animals are drawn in such a way that you just want to cuddle with them, which I adored. I'm not sure this book would be a great read aloud in a library setting, but I think this would be ideal for a family reading.   Great for children who have conflicts and need a good conflict resolution strategy.

Illustration by Ruth Ohi from "Chicken, Pig, Cow's First Fight"
Book Details
Publisher: Annick Press
Date of Publication: January 19, 2012
# of Pages: 32
ISBN: 978-1554513703


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