A few weeks back I was lucky enough to meet Susan from Annick Press. Annick Press is an independant children's publisher based in Toronto, Canada (check out their website here http://www.annickpress.com/). After our meeting Susan gave me a bit of a goody bag of books, among them two of the most wonderful picture books I've seen in ages.
Chicken, Pig and Cow are the bestest of friends and live in a Popsicle-stick barn that Girl made. They love their home but one day decided they would like to got Outside and explore. Unfortunately their barn had no door, so Pig climbed on Cow and Chicken climbed on Pig and Chicken and Pig made it outside, but cow couldn't jump that high and decided to stay home. Well, until drooly Dog joined the adventure. Let's just say the barn ends up with a door and Chicken, Pig and Cow find a new friend.
I loved this book! The illustrations are wonderful (so cute), the story is funny enough to keep parents entertained even if they have to read it fifty times, while at the same time being a fabulous adventure for all the kids. Now I only wished there were cuddly toys shaped like those three friends, they would be so amazing.