The Little Red Hen
By Jerry Pinkney
(Dial Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780803729353, 32pp.)
Publication Date: May 18, 2006
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As he did with his Caldecott-winning" The Lion and the Mouse," Jerry Pinkney has masterfully adapted this story of the hardworking hen and her lazy neighbors. Its Golden Rule message and sassy finale are just as relevant and satisfying as ever. Read it in tandem with Pinkney's "Puss in Boots" and "The Tortoise and the Hare "or David Wiesner's "The Three Pigs."
"Perfect for] sharing with one listener, or a crowd." --"Kirkus Reviews" (starred review)
"Cheerful and] luminous. Kids will gleefully chime in."--"Publishers Weekly" (starred review)
"A lush light-filled rendition of a folktale staple."--"School Library Journal" (starred review)
winner; "The Honest-to-Goodness Truth; Let My People Go, " written with her
husband, Fredrick, and recipient of the NAACP Image Award; "The Dark-Thirty, " a Newbery Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Award winner; and "Mirandy and Brother Wind, " recipient of the Caldecott Medal and a Coretta Scott King Honor Book. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.