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The Little Red Hen (Paul Galdone Classics)

Paul Galdone


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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (3/18/1985)
Mixed media product (10/18/2006)
Big book (12/18/2006)
Hardcover (7/16/1979)
Prebound (3/18/1985)
Prebound (10/1/2006)
Compact Disc (11/1/2005)
Prebound (3/1/1985)


Little Red Hen is a time-tested cautionary tale about how we reap what we sow. When the hen asks a cat, dog, and mouse for help planting some wheat, she gets no takers: "‘Not I!’ said the cat. ‘Not I!’ said the dog. ‘Not I!’ said the mouse." They won’t water, cut, or grind the wheat . . . or help bake a cake with it, either. So guess who eats the cake by herself in the end? Caldecott Honor artist Paul Galdone’s delightfully detailed ink and wash illustrations—packed with charming details—add plenty of sly humor to the well-loved story that not only offers a sage message but also shows children what it takes to make a cake from the ground up!

Praise For The Little Red Hen (Paul Galdone Classics)

"This imaginative rendition will surely help sustain the popularity of this old favorite." School Library Journal, Starred

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780547370187, 48pp.

Publication Date: March 21, 2011

About the Author

Paul Galdone was born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1907 and emigrated to the United States in 1928. After finishing his studies at the Art Student League and the New York School of Industrial Design, Mr. Galdone worked in the art department of a major publishing house. He illustrated almost three hundred books, many of which he himself wrote. The winner of two Caldecott Honors, Mr. Galdone is fondly remembered for his lively style, bright earthy humor, and action-filled illustrations, which will continue to delight for generations to come.