The Red Hen
The Red Hen
Neal Porter Books, Hardcover, 9781596434929, 32pp.
Publication Date: October 26, 2010
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?
“This retelling of the classic story is packed with humor, and their signature style of creating bold images makes each page pop.” –Florida Times-Union
“As they did in Chicken Little (2009), the Emberleys present a stylish take on a well-known fable. Shapes and colors collide playfully in hyperbolic collages--the animals' crazed, mismatched eyes alone should elicit giggles.” –Publishers Weekly
“The short, simple text allows for instant audience participation and offers a satisfying lesson on cooperation and fairness. A perfect read-aloud for storytime, this is another fresh, fun twist on a well-loved folktale.” –School Library Journal
“Following the success of their Chicken Little (2009), the Emberleys join forces to reinterpret another avian folktale with artwork that is somewhat reminiscent of Byron Barton’s collaged version of the same story, but with a generous helping of zany color and wacky personality thrown in.” –Kirkus Reviews