The Little Red Hen

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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. A Little Golden Book Classic!
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Overview

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. A Little Golden Book Classic!
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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375827730
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 3/9/2004
  • Series: Little Golden Treasures Series
  • Pages: 26
  • Age range: 3 months - 2 years
  • Product dimensions: 6.68 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 0.61 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2005

    Favorite version of the Little Red Hen

    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!

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2004

    A Must Have!!

    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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 29, 2009

    The Little Red Hen

    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!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 14, 2009

    The natural consequences of self-reliance and laziness

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2009

    Simple, yet profound story

    The Little Red Hen tells a simple, yet profound story. It explains the agricultural cycle: soil preparation, planting seeds, caring for plants, harvesting, grinding wheat into flour, baking flour into bread, and eating the bread. It also raises the economic-political issue of sharing with those who declined to help produce the bread. Every child should know this story.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 24, 2009

    The Little Red Hen

    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

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 28, 2009

    Classic

    A colorful, classic that we need to keep ciculating.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2013

    Good Book!

    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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