Thank you to Annick Press for the opportunity to review this book
Chicken, Pig, and Cow are all best friends. So what happens when Pig makes Chicken angry? Can the three friends reconcile? Ruth Ohi’s Chicken, Pig, Cow’s First Fight explores what happens in friends fight, and how they can make up.
I read this book with my newly three year old (!) son. He’s a particularly sensitive kid, so he was very worried about the three friends in the story. He didn’t like it when Pig was not being careful and knocked down Chicken’s statue. He was also very worried when Pig got upset and went to hide. At one point during the story, he said “That Pig is not being nice!” At the end of the story, the three friends made up, and he was very happy about that. We had some really good discussion about how Pig was not a “bad Pig” like he thought, but was just “a good friend who was in a bad, mad mood.”
This is a book that I would really like to read with my preschool class. I am constantly breaking up arguments and fights between my students. Much like Pig and Chicken, my students love each other very much, but they also argue quickly…and aren’t always quick to forgive each other. I am always looking for stories that will illustrate how friends should get along and be kind to one another. I think my class would enjoy this book, and they would be able to relate to it as well.
Chicken, Pig, Cow’s First Fight is an excellent read for preschool aged children. Ruth Ohi does a great job of showing how friends sometimes fight and how they should make up. This book helps teach kids how to get along with friends, siblings, and classmates.
Chicken, Pig, Cow’s First Fight is 32 pages long and is published by Annick Press.
I was provided with a digital copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.
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