La Gallinita Roja

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Mirasol Libros Juveniles, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1992 - Social Science - 32 pages
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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!"
"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"

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User Review  - vboch1 - LibraryThing

There are many reasons why I liked this book. The first reason is the illustrations. They were very colorful and interesting. The illustrations seemed like watercolor paintings that depicted the story ... Read full review

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In my opinion, this is a great book for a few reasons. First, the writing is engaging and secondly, the language flows with a pattern. For example, one page has the Hen facing a conflict, asking for ... Read full review

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About the author (1992)

Margot Zemach (1931-89) was born in Los Angeles, California. She began illustrating stories by her husband, Harve, in 1959, and their subsequent collaborations led to many enduring children's books, including" The Judge: An Untrue Tale, a Caldecott Honor Book; A Penny a Look," an ALA Notable Book; and "Duffy and the Devil," recipient of the Caldecott Medal.

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