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The Little Red Hen (Easy-to-Read Folktales) (edition 1985)

by Lucinda McQueen

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Title:The Little Red Hen (Easy-to-Read Folktales)
Authors:Lucinda McQueen
Info:Scholastic Paperbacks (1985), Paperback, 32 pages
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Rating:*****
Tags:animals, farm, sharing

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The Little Red Hen (Easy-to-Read Folktales) by Lucinda McQueen

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This is a re-telling of the classic folktale, the Little Red Hen. It's no wonder this story has withstood the test of time as it is both easy for a young reader to catch on to while at the same time remaining fun and interesting. It is repetitive to a point where any young child can easily begin to pick up on certain words and follow along while reading with an adult. Loved the illustrations in this particular version. Highly recommend as a way to teach children about the importance of sharing and helping one another out. ( )
1 vote hem143 | Dec 4, 2012 |
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The Little Red Hen and her freinds share a house, but not responsibilities or chores. She does all the work around to house and even does the yard and farm work. The Little Red Hed Hen asks thedog , the cat, and the goose for help but no one will so she proceeds to do everything by herself. One day she plants some wheat, and again asks for help but no one does.Finally she makes bread from the wheat she planted and to her surprise the other animals want to help, but their interest is only to eat the bread. To their surprise, The Little Red Hen refuses to share and reaps the benefits of her work by herself.

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I really enjoy this book, because it teaches a valuable lesson in life, which is you reap what you sow.

Teaching Extension:
1.) The Little Red Hen could be usedto teach children about chores and sharing responsibility.
2.) This book could be used to teach the importance of sharing.
3.) Animal identification could be taught from this book also.
  tonyalwickware | Sep 13, 2012 |
Cute review of this class folktale. Quite appropriate for the younger audience with a more compact storyline. ( )
  restock | Nov 28, 2011 |
Summary: The Little Red hen is wants to bake some bread so, she asks her friends to help her at each stage of the process but they all decline. When she finishes making the bread all by herself, all the other animals want to help her eat it but she informs them that since she made it herself, she is going to eat it herself.

Personal Reaction: I think this is a good book for teachng chilrend to help one another. Overrall, I liked it and would use it in a classroom.

Cassroom Extension: 1) Make a chart or baskets that the children can give eachother stars or thank you notes when someone helps them out.
2) Help out a younger class with something, like start a reading buddy system or math help.
  mariah_westlake | Oct 24, 2011 |
Classic tale of cooperation and indifference
  Folkshul | Jan 15, 2011 |
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Favorite tale of the industrious little hen and her freeloading friends.

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"A classic folktale about the hard-working hen and her lazy friends.

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