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CHICKEN, PIG, COW ON THE MOVE by Ruth Ohi

CHICKEN, PIG, COW ON THE MOVE

By Ruth Ohi

Age Range: 2 - 6

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-55451-194-5
Publisher: Annick Press

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)