In this sparkling version of a classic tale, Red Hen finds a recipe for a Simply Splendid Cake and asks her friends the cat, the rat, and the frog to help with the preparations. But it seems as though her friends want no part in the cake until it's ready to eat. Will they decide to pitch in, or let Red Hen do all of the hard work?
|Publisher:||Roaring Brook Press|
|Product dimensions:||10.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 7 Years|
About the Author
REBECCA EMBERLEY has created more than thirty books for children, including her favorite, MY MOTHER'S SECRET LIFE. She lives in Kittery, ME.
Her father, ED EMBERLEY, has written and/or illustrated more than eighty books, including DRUMMER HOFF, winner of the Caldecott Medal. He lives in Ipswich, MA.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The daughter and father duo of Rebecca and Ed Emberely team up to create a fractured tale of the Little Red Hen. Instead of baking a loaf of bread, this bird is interested in making and decorating a simply splendid cake. A star-eyed cat, swirly-eyed rat, and wild-eyed frog decide not to help out in this version.This is a great book for storytime with younger children. The illustrations are large, bright and interesting but perhaps a little cluttered looking on one or two pages. The text is very simple and repetitious. The frog, who does not speak english, injects some humor into the story. A number of black chicks add movement and detail. The ending is not overly moralized - the hen simply eats the cake herself. A bonus is the uniquely illustrated recipe for the hen's cake, in case this book leaves you a little hungry or inspired spend some time baking. Great for children aged 2-4.
You know this one. The hen isn¿t little and she¿s baking a cake, not bread, and it¿s the cat and the rat and the frog who aren¿t helping her, but you know this story. Funny little illustrations to go with this nice version of the familiar story. And a recipe for a splendid cake, too.¿¿Now I have everything we need, who will help me mix the cake?¿ she said.`Not I,¿ said the cat.`Not I,¿ said the rat.`Bribbit,¿ said the frog.¿
Great retelling of an olld favorite! My students loved it!