The Little Red Hen by Paul GaldoneThe Little Red Hen by Paul Galdone

The Little Red Hen

byPaul Galdone

Paperback | August 1, 2003

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Little Red Hen is a time-tested cautionary tale about how we reap what we sow. When the hen asks a cat, dog, and mouse for help planting some wheat, she gets no takers: ",Not I!' said the cat. ,Not I!' said the dog. ,Not I!' said the mouse." They won't water, cut, or grind the wheat . . . or help bake a cake with it, either. So guess who eats the cake by herself in the end? The Caldecott Honor artist Paul Galdone's delightfully detailed ink and wash illustrations-packed with charming details-add plenty of sly humor to the well-loved story that not only offers a sage message but also shows children what it takes to make a cake from the ground up!
Paul Galdone was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1907 and emigrated to the United States in 1928. After finishing his studies at the Art Student League and the New York School of Industrial Design, Mr. Galdone worked in the art department of a major publishing house. There he was introduced to the process of bookmaking, an activity that w...
Title:The Little Red HenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 7.63 × 7.06 × 0.21 inPublished:August 1, 2003Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0899193498

ISBN - 13:9780899193496

Appropriate for ages: 4


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book This version has an old school feel to the drawings, like the books when I was kid. It is perfect length for my almost 4 year old.
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The perfect length with lots of pictures A straightforward version of The Little Red Hen. A nice concise retelling of the nursery classic. It's the perfect length for three year olds and has lots of pictures. I like the fact that it is not bunched up into a treasury with only a few pictures and a couple of pages of solid text. This is the way this tale was meant to be told!
Date published: 2017-02-13

From Our Editors

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 cake she makes from it.

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This imaginative rendition will surely help sustain the popularity of this old favorite." School Library Journal, Starred "