The Little Red Hen (Hardcover)

By Paul Galdone

Houghton Mifflin, 9780547370187, 48pp.

Publication Date: March 21, 2011



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? The 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

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