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The Little Red Hen
     

The Little Red Hen

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by J. P. Miller
 

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Beloved illustrator J. P. Miller’s graphic, colorful farm animals seem to jump right off the page—but they aren’t jumping to help the Little Red Hen plant her wheat! Young children will learn a valuable lesson about teamwork from this funny, favorite folktale.

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Beloved illustrator J. P. Miller’s graphic, colorful farm animals seem to jump right off the page—but they aren’t jumping to help the Little Red Hen plant her wheat! Young children will learn a valuable lesson about teamwork from this funny, favorite folktale.

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Golden Books' rendition of this classic tale now comes in board book format, just right for little readers and a new generation of fans! With J. P. Miller's jovial illustrations from the 1950s, this charmer has the Little Red Hen planting, reaping, and carrying wheat, then making it into bread. As the familiar story goes, her barnyard pals won't help her until it's time to eat the bread, but she rightly chooses to do that most special part herself, too. Miller's artwork stands out as wonderfully as ever, with the characters dressed up in frolicsome outfits -- including the duck and goose in play clothes -- and countryside colors that give the story its fun retro appeal. A perfect little board book for sharing, this makes a marvelous addition to the Golden Books collections, offering a solid lesson in cooperation and hard work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307960306
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Series:
Little Golden Book Series
Edition description:
First Random House Edition
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
11,871
Product dimensions:
6.63(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.21(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

J.P. MILLER (1913-2001) illustrated many Golden Book titles from the 1940s through the 1970s, some written by Margaret Wise Brown and Edith Kunhardt. Before becoming a children's book illustrator, Miller had worked in the Walt Disney Studio's elite Character Modeling Department, creating characters (such as the dwarf Dopey) for Disney's first feature film, Snow White. He later designed the character of the toy maker Geppetto for Pinocchio.

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The Little Red Hen 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 70 reviews.
leah reyes More than 1 year ago
My 4 year old daughter loves this book. She enjoys listening to the story over and over again. This book also brings me back to my favorite childhood stories! We highly recommend it :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a school librarian I've read many versions of this traditional tale. J.P. Miller's delightful illustrations make this my all time favorite! The students delight in the many antics of the characters, all drawn with such great humor and style. Having researched this great illustrator I found he also was one of a few select artists who worked in the creation dept. of Disney in the early days. His work is exceptional, it delighted me as a child and still does as an adult!
Gillian Bushell More than 1 year ago
Love it! A version of the story exactly as I remembered it from childhood - great morals and fun illustrations. Would definitely recommend buying it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My grandkids love it! Nice art and sounds!
Sandra Holzberger More than 1 year ago
Why is this more expensive for nook than it is for the actual book?
Gerardino de Leon More than 1 year ago
Why don't they republish (update) all the Little Golden Books? Bring back the classics!
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a child I can remember being read this story and wondering why red hens friends were so lazy......this was one of my favorite books and I love to read it to my children now.
SandraTX More than 1 year ago
My mother read this to me when I was 5. Almost 40 years ago. The work ethics have stuck with me and I thoroughly enjoy teaching my grandchildren the ethics of work, sharing, cooperation not to mention the great learning process of seeing bread emerge from a simple seed!
Peg0919 More than 1 year ago
A little hen reaps the rewards of her labor and self-reliance. Her capable barnyard colleagues learn that laziness and greed have their consequences. Many adults could learn from this story. The message, "Then I will do it," will stay with children and adults for a lifetime.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book to my students during a lesson and they enjoyed it and the picture was as clear as a written book.
ninamcginn More than 1 year ago
Such a classic been around for years, but still keeps the kid intrested.
Janine Forbes More than 1 year ago
An amazing story of reaping the benefits of hard work. Brings me back to my childhood.
sissy3 More than 1 year ago
I was happy to find this childhood classic to add to my Golden Books collection. It renews the currently politically-minded concept: to whom should the "spoils/bread" go, the one who worked to achieve or to anyone who asks. Also recommend: Mark Levine's book, Libery and Tyranny
SqueakyDB More than 1 year ago
A colorful, classic that we need to keep ciculating.
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I bought this classic Little Golden Book for my 3 year old granddaughter. She loves it. I have had to read it to her several times.
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