The Little Red Hen

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Dial Books for Young Readers, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Caldecott Medal winner Jerry Pinkney enlivens the beloved fable with cheerful and classically beautiful illustrations, making this the ideal edition for every child's library.

As he did with his Caldecott-winning The Lion and the Mouse, Jerry Pinkney has masterfully adapted this story of the hardworking hen and her lazy neighbors. Its Golden Rule message and sassy finale are just as relevant and satisfying as ever. Read it in tandem with Pinkney's Puss in Boots and The Tortoise and the Hare or David Wiesner's The Three Pigs.


"Perfect [for] sharing with one listener, or a crowd." ?Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

?Cheerful [and] luminous. Kids will gleefully chime in.”?Publishers Weekly (starred review)

?A lush light-filled rendition of a folktale staple.”?School Library Journal (starred review)

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User Review  - TimGordon - LibraryThing

This book could be used in a first-grade class as an interactive read aloud. They would have trouble reading but would comprehend it told to them so an interactive read aloud would be best. First ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

A little longer and a lot fancier than the original, or that it needs to be.  The plot is the same, no fresh twist.  The pictures are attractive, of course, as it's Pinkney - but every spread is much ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Jerry Pinkney is one of America's most admired children's book illustrators. He has won the Caldecott Medal and five Caldecott Honors, five Coretta Scott King Awards, five New York Times Ten Best Illustrated Awards, the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, and the Society of Illustrators' Original Art Show Lifetime Achievement Award, and many other prizes and honors. Recently a member of the National Council of the Arts and inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he has also served on the U.S. Postal Service Citizen's Stamp Advisory Committee. His artwork has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the country, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Schomburg Center, and the Norman Rockwell Museum. Jerry Pinkney lives with his wife, author Gloria Jean Pinkney, in Westchester County, New York.

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