The Little Red Hen

The Little Red Hen

by Camille Semelet
     
 

The inventive little red hen outsmarts a fox who tries to catch her and eat her for dinner in this Abbeville Classic Fairy Tales book featuring full color illustrations throughout.

The stories in the Abbeville Classic Fairy Tales series have been adapted for the children of today while respecting the richness and flavor of the original

Overview

The inventive little red hen outsmarts a fox who tries to catch her and eat her for dinner in this Abbeville Classic Fairy Tales book featuring full color illustrations throughout.

The stories in the Abbeville Classic Fairy Tales series have been adapted for the children of today while respecting the richness and flavor of the original versions. This charming series retells classic fairy tales with bright illustrations and a clever tone. Children will love the game page at the end of each book, and they will want to read all the books in the series.

Editorial Reviews

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 illustrations—all 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

Children's Literature
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789205148
Publisher:
Abbeville Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Series:
Little Pebbles Series
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
28
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Read an Excerpt

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.

Meet the Author

Camille Semelet is also the illustrator of The Princess and the Pea in the Abbeville Classic Fairy Tale series.

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