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Chicken, Pig, Cow and the Purple Problem (Chicken, Pig, Cow)

3.41  ·  Rating Details ·  32 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
How come Cow’s spots are purple, when everybody else’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 big and bunchy and lumpy, Chicken ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published February 1st 2010 by Annick Press (first published January 1st 2010)
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May 04, 2016 Nathan rated it really liked it
This is a nice, short story for storytime. It's calmer than some more interactive books, and requires the kids to pay attention, so I think an older audience is better (though the pre-K kids today were intently listening as well).

__________2012 Review____________

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 br
Mar 12, 2014 Kirsten rated it really liked it
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.
Sep 25, 2014 Darla rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindergarten
This just didn't read smoothly and I did choose it for the "p" words, but most were on the cover.
Apr 11, 2014 Sara rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
The illustrations really make this. So cute.
Erin Gunderson
Meh. It wasn't great but it was ok. With a theme of appreciating and accepting differences, it probably could have been done a little better, but it was alright.
May 04, 2010 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
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.
Oct 14, 2012 Beverly rated it really liked it
Shelves: picturebooks
sweet and adorable
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