The Little Red Hen




I love this delightful book! I'm a huge fan of this charming story with beautiful illustrations that will keep your children engaged! Also, there's a bread recipe in the back with directions on how to make your own bread. In addition, you'll find a story CD enclosed. It's on sale at the moment. Buy the book, here.

About The Book

The Little Red Hen


The lazy rooster and the mischievous mouse can’t be bothered to help the little red hen
tend her ear of wheat. They can’t be bothered to help her take it to the miller either,
or bake it into bread. But when her loaf of warm, fragrant bread is ready, the little
red hen is not at all inclined to share it with them. The rooster and the mouse soon
mend their ways! This lively version of the classic tale is given contemporary treatment
with dynamic, textured illustrations which consist of collage hung from wires then
photographed by artist Kate Slater.

Audio CD includes two versions of the story: one with page-turn chimes and one without.
Ages 3 to 7 years
About The Author
Written By: Mary Finch
Mary Finch has always liked hens. As a child in London just after the war, her family kept hens in the garden. They had a battered and well-loved copy of this story. Mary has two daughters and two grandchildren and lives in Bath, UK.
Illustrated By: Kate Slater
Kate Slater lives on a dairy farm in Staffordshire, UK,  with her family, her dog, lots of chickens and two pet sheep. Her studio is the old apple room, with shelves full of papers she uses for her artwork. www.kateslaterillustration.com
Narrated By: Debra Messing
Debra Messing is a stage, television and film actress who has won an Emmy award for her starring role in the hit TV series Will and Grace. Her film work includes Along Came Polly and The Wedding Date.

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Book Beginning

"Once upon a time, a rooster and a mouse and a little red hen lived together in a small brown house with a red roof."

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Middle of the Book

"She put the loaf into the oven to bake. When it was ready, she took out the warm, crusty loaf.
"Who will help me eat this tasty, fresh bread?" asked the little red hen.

The Little Red Hen: Illustrations by Kate Slater

Back of the Book

"No you won't," said the little red hen. "I shall eat it myself," said the little red hen. And she did!"


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It's so great! Do you have a copy in your home library? I plan on giving it as a gift for my youngest grandson who will soon be 4. Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful!

Happy Reading!

-- LadyD

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