The Little "Read" Hen (Hardcover)
Pelican Publishing Company, 9781455617029, 32pp.
Publication Date: February 27, 2013
When the Little "Read" Hen's friends won't help her write an "egg-cellent" story, she doesn't let it ruffle her feathers-she just does it herself Readers of all ages will laugh aloud at the determined Little "Read" Hen as she coops herself up and cracks open her books for research. She doesn't let her friends put her in a fowl mood-instead, she googles for information on her "eggPad." Brainstorming, researching, outlining, drafting, editing, and proofing: all the ingredients of the "write" recipe for a well-crafted tale are included in this punny book. Readers are encouraged to try writing their own story using the steps provided in this literary spin on a beloved folk tale.
In a true collaboration with the author, Holly Stone-Barker's vibrant cut-paper illustrations add riotous fun to each page. Throughout the book are silly wordplays on popular names, such as "The Hen in the Hat," "Where the Wild Hens Are," and a favorite coffee house, "Starbawks." From hand-cut straw to individual feathers, each illustration is something to crow about