Monday, January 12, 2009


The Little Red Hen by John Escott (Ages 4-8) 2003

A little red hen lives on a farm with a few friends.  One day she and her five chicks come upon some grains of wheat.  The little red hen decides it would be nice to be able to bake these into a loaf of bread.  Now, getting grains of wheat baked into a loaf of bread is lots of work.

First you have to plant the seed, harvest the wheat, mill the wheat into flour and then bake the flour into the bread.

Now each time a task was to be done, the little red hen asked for assistance from her friends, to each time they declined to help.  So the little red hen did everything herself.

Without giving away too much more, this is a wonderful story about hard work, the pay off and what you can expect from helping or not helping.

Happy Reading!


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