The Little Red Pen

The Little Red Pen

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Overview



Poor Little Red Pen! She can't possibly correct a mountain of homework all by herself. Who will help her? "Not I!" says Stapler. "Not I!" says Eraser. "¡Yo no!" says Pushpin, AKA Señorita Chincheta. But when the Little Red Pen tumbles in exhaustion into the Pit of No Return (the trash!), her fellow school supplies must get themselves out of the desk drawer and work together to rescue her. Trouble is, their plan depends on Tank, the rotund class hamster, who's not inclined to cooperate. Will the Little Red Pen be lost forever?

There's no lack of trial and error, hilarious chaos, and creative problem-solving in this mission! Kids—and adults—will never see their school supplies in quite the same way again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780152064327
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 04/18/2011
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 56
Sales rank: 86,212
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 11.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: AD510L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author



Sister team Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel are the co-authors of many acclaimed picture books, including the popular Cook-A-Doodle-Doo!, The Great Fuzz Frenzy, and the recent Help Me, Mr. Mutt, winner of the 2010 Texas Bluebonnet Award. Janet lives in Boulder, Colorado, and Susan lives in Fort Worth, Texas. You can visit them on the web at www.janetstevens.com and www.susanstevenscrummel.com

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The Little Red Pen 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is hilarious! I think the age range should be a bit older so the child can make the connections between the play on words and the objects involved, which is what makes the book so funny (such as an eraser who can't remember anything due to having his head shrunk because he's an eraser). Reviewing the traditional story The Little Red Hen and what occurs is a good place to start before reading this story. Then a discussion about how cooperation can accomplish a lot can ensue.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this for my seven year old niece and she loved it.
coachncheern on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
As a spin on the folktale, The Little Red Hen, a red pen tries to complete the task of grading papers. Humorous antics by the other desk supplies make a fun story.
Booklady123 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary from Goodreads:Poor Little Red Pen! She can't possibly correct a mountain of homework all by herself. Who will help her? "Not I!" says Stapler. "Not I!" says Eraser. "¡Yo no!" says Pushpin, AKA Señorita Chincheta. But when the Little Red Pen tumbles in exhaustion into the Pit of No Return (the trash!), her fellow school supplies must get themselves out of the desk drawer and work together to rescue her. Trouble is, their plan depends on Tank, the rotund class hamster, who's not inclined to cooperate. Will the Little Red Pen be lost forever?Susan Stevens is one of my all time favorite children's author/illustrators. I always anxiously await her next book. This is a delightful new take on the tale of the Little Red Hen with beautiful illustrations. Adults will enjoy the humor, but I'm not sure elementary readers will get it.What I liked about the book: I loved the illustrations. Stevens has done an excellent job giving life and animation to all the office supplies. I liked that there is a moral to the story - working together can get things accomplished. I also loved the humor. It is an excellent gift for educators.What I didn't like: As I said, I'm not sure young readers will get the humor. But to be fair, even though I spend a great deal of time will elementary students, I am from time to time surprised by what they find funny. I will withold final judgment until I have a chance to share this with my students. I do recommend that you share the original story of the Little Red Hen with young readers before sharing this story.Recommended for: Amazon lists the reading level at ages 4-8. I would certainly recommend it for adults, but I'll have to test it out with my students before I'm comfortable making a recommendation for students.Mrs. Archer's rating: 3 of 5 (based on illustrations alone, I would have given it a 5. Janet Stevens is an incredibly talented artist.)
cmmast86 More than 1 year ago
My whole family loves this book! It's hilarious, witty, and just all around fun. This is a worthy buy and something my family will treasure for years to come!
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