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Chicken, Pig, Cow and the Purple Problem

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"Who ever heard of a purple cow?"

How come Cow's spots are purple when every other cow's are gray or brown? Fed up with being different, Cow sets out on a quest to change her spots.

Thanks to a gravelly walkway, she soon finds lots of gray to cover the purple, and a squirrel in a tree provides plenty of brown by showering Cow with seeds. But when she arrives back home all bi
Paperback, 32 pages
Published January 22nd 2010 by Annick Press (first published January 1st 2010)
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As usual, Ruth Ohi has crafted a winner. The Chicken, Pig, Cow series of books is so well done, it is hard to review them!
In this installment, the story focuses on Cow. Cow is a little clay cow that Girl made. When Girl made Cow, she only had purple clay; now Cow is feeling like she can't be a real cow with purple spots since the only cows she's seen are brown, gray, or black! So Cow goes out to make herself a real cow. She finds some mud, and rolls in it until she is gray, then she gets sprinkl
A sweet little story about true friendship and accepting yourself just as your are, not how your think you should be. The pictures are wonderful AND turns out Chicken, Pig, Cow is a series.
This just didn't read smoothly and I did choose it for the "p" words, but most were on the cover.
The illustrations really make this. So cute.
Cow is having an identity crisis. Can his friends help him to accept that being purple is not a problem?
LOVE the illustrations. Very cute story.
sweet and adorable
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Ruth is the illustrator of over 50 books, including 15 of which she also wrote. She is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design.

Her books have been selected for the Pennsylvania Centre for the Book's “Baker’s Dozen”, the Canadian Toy Testing Council's "Great Books", the Ontario Library Association's "Best Bets", and the Toronto Public Library's "First & Best". They have been shortli
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