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Children's Fiction Toys, Dolls, Puppets

Chicken, Pig, Cow Horse Around

by (author) Ruth Ohi

Annick Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2010
Toys, Dolls, Puppets, Farm Animals, Humorous Stories
Recommended Age
4 to 7
Recommended Grade
p to 2
Recommended Reading age
4 to 7
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2010
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2010
    List Price

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About the author



Ruth Ohi a illustré plus de 50 livres pour enfants et est l'auteure de certains d'entre eux. Ses livres, traduits en plusieurs langues, se vendent à travers le monde et ont figuré sur la liste de plusieurs prix littéraires prestigieux. Elle vit avec sa famille à Toronto.


RUTH OHI has illustrated more than fifty children’s books — several of which she has also written, including Fox and Squirrel, Fox and Squirrel Make a Friend, Shh! My Brother’s Napping, and Scribble. Her books have been nominated for many prestigious awards, including the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award, Mr. Christie’s Award, Chocolate Lily, Shining Willow, Blue Spruce and the Governor General’s Award. She lives with her family, and many backyard squirrels, in Toronto, Ontario. Visit her online at

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Editorial Reviews

“A perfect read for preschoolers who can learn from Chicken and Horse how to be better friends. Highly Recommended.”

CM Reviews, 11/10

“Ohi captures the complexity of emotions inherent in relationships . . . She does this with such sensitivity that her stories never feel moralistic or pedantic. Highly recommended.”

Resource Links, 12/10

Librarian Reviews

Chicken, Pig, Cow Horse Around (A Ruth Ohi Picture Book)

It’s always been just Chicken, Pig and Cow until one day Horse arrives. Pig thinks Horse is clever, Cow thinks Horse is strong but Chicken thinks Horse just takes up space. When Chicken plays a trick on Horse, it backfires, and the four friends must find a way out of their predicament. Ruth Ohi’s vibrant watercolours will charm young audiences.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2011.

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