The Little Red Hen

The Little Red Hen

Oversize Book - 1993
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Simple, rhythmic text and bright, bold graphic illustrations combine in the traditional story about the industrious red hen and her very lazy friends who refuse to help her grow wheat or bake bread.


A little red hen grows grain, threshes wheat, bakes bread, and feeds her chicks—all by herself, without any help from her lazy friends. Young readers will laugh and learn a valuable lesson about teamwork from this classic tale! This board book features sturdy pages and is just the right size for toddlers.

Byron Barton's simple words, bold images, and imaginative use of color have made his many picture books perennial favorites with young children. This retelling of the well-loved folktale "The Little Red Hen" continues to draw in preschoolers with its humor and bright primary colors.

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The little red hen finds none of her lazy friends willing to help her plant, harvest, or grind wheat into flour, but all are eager to eat the bread she makes from it

Publisher: New York: HarperFestival, 1993
ISBN: 9780694009992
Branch Call Number: BB Barto
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col ill


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Ann Langone Nov 29, 2011

a read aloud favorite of mine-- i bring it to daycares and to schools-- great for many ages, including preschool. A paired down version of the famous old folktale-- lots of room to manuever-- to move up or down from.
fun to tell and to hear. always a hit.

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