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With Love, Little Red Hen

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Hidden Forest has a new resident. Little Red Hen and her seven little chicks have moved into a cottage and plan to grow a bountiful crop of corn in the nearby field. The problem is that none of the Red Hen's neighbors are willing to help with the hard work. "Not I," says the dog, the goose, and the lazy cat. So Goldilocks, who has heard about the new arrivals from her friend Little Red Riding Hood, comes up with a neighborly idea: Why don't all the residents of Hidden Forest chip in and work on the garden? Better...

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Overview

Hidden Forest has a new resident. Little Red Hen and her seven little chicks have moved into a cottage and plan to grow a bountiful crop of corn in the nearby field. The problem is that none of the Red Hen's neighbors are willing to help with the hard work. "Not I," says the dog, the goose, and the lazy cat. So Goldilocks, who has heard about the new arrivals from her friend Little Red Riding Hood, comes up with a neighborly idea: Why don't all the residents of Hidden Forest chip in and work on the garden? Better yet, why not make it a surprise? Of course there are a couple of residents who might not be so cooperative. Will Wolfy Lupus and his cousin Fer O'Cious hatch a new plot of their own?
Following the highly acclaimed Dear Peter Rabbit and Yours Truly, Goldilocks, Alma Flor Ada and Leslie Tryon offer young readers another peek into the world of their favorite storybook characters, revealed through the charming letters they write to one another.

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Publishers Weekly
"Alma Flor Ada returns to the Hidden Forest for a third time, once again relaying her tale through correspondence from storybook characters," noted PW. Ages 5-8. (Dec.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689870613
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 11/16/2004
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 169,878
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 610L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.88 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Alma Flor Ada, an authority on multicultural and bilingual education, is the recipient of the 2012 Virginia Hamilton Literary Award. She is the author of numerous award-winning books for young readers, including Dancing Home with Gabriel Zubizarreta, My Name Is María Isabel, Under the Royal Palms (Pura Belpré Medal), Where the Flame Trees Bloom, and The Gold Coin (Christopher Award Medal). She lives in California, and you can visit her at AlmaFlorAda.com.

Leslie Tryon is the author of the Albert books and several others for young readers. She is also the illustrator of Alma Flor Ada's Dear Peter Rabbit and With Love, Little Red Hen. She lives in Carmel Valley, California.

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  • Posted November 11, 2008

    A Wonderful Book that everyone should read.

    When I first read this book I fell in love with it. This book is good for teaching children how to write letters to their friends. Being a future teacher when I read a book I look for ways to use in my classroom. I can use this book for many different activities. <BR/><BR/>I like this book because it is just a book of letters, but the letters are from different characters that children should know from classic fairy tales. This book has Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks, and Peter cottontale, along with many more. The book tells a story with the letters, and through everything they are able to meet new friends and show how to be good friends to people they do not know. <BR/><BR/>I would recommend this book for anyone, it is a very good book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2003

    Very entertaining for adults and children

    This is a great way to introduce your K-3 child to letter writing. Funny spin on the old folk tales

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