The Little Red Hen (Paperback)

An Old Story

By Margot Zemach, Margot Zemach (Illustrator)

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 9780374445119, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 1993

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Prebound (4/1/1993)

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The legendary, lovable little red hen, famous for her industriousness and independent spirit, returns with more verve than ever in Margot Zemach's interpretation of the classic story. Though small in stature, the little red hen comes through loud and clear when she asks her friends the goose, the cat, and the pig: "Who will plant this wheat?" When they reply "Not I " our sturdy heroine, assisted by her brood of chicks, sets about planting the wheat herself.
At each step along the way--harvesting, threshing, taking the grain to the mill--the little red hen's lazy friends refuse to lift hoof, paw, or wing to help. But when her efforts yield a warm, fragrant loaf of bread, the little red hen is glad to say: "Now I'm going to eat it myself "

Praise For The Little Red Hen: An Old Story

"Zemach turns 'an old story' into a new, irresistible treat...Howlingly funny."-Publishers Weekly. "A clean, attractive job, perfect for preschoolers and a welcome addition to the easy-story shelf." --Booklist

"A fresh, animated, strongly characterized depiction of a classic nursery tale." --Kirkus Reviews