From the Publisher
Praise for Abbeville Classic Fairy Tales:
"The fanciful illustrations and small square format make the series especially inviting." Publishers Weekly
"A pretty little series
with bright colorful illustrationsall very artistically done. Parade
just the right size for preschoolers' little hands. The books…are beautifully illustrated and bound well enough to withstand nightly rereading. Wilmington News Journal
In this compact little book, Semelet tells the traditional fairy tale of the sly, hungry fox who catches the little red hen and is outwitted by his prey. The bright, stylized illustrations have a soft, fuzzy texture. Readers will enjoy the family of tiny mice that Semelet has included in every illustration. They almost steal the show with their humorous antics, despite not being mentioned in the text. This book is part of the "Little Pebbles" series of familiar fairy tales.
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Excerpt from The Little Red Hen
Once upon a time there was a little red hen who lived all alone in her little house.
Not far from there, on top of a hill among some rocks, lived a sly fox. The fox, always hungry, sat outside his den and dreamed day and night of catching the little red hen.
"She must be so tender!" he thought. "I'd love to cook her in my big pot. What a great supper my old mother and I would have!"
But he knew it would not be easy to catch the little red hen. She was too smart and too careful.