The Little Red Hen   -     By: Paul Galdone
    Illustrated By: Paul Galdone
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The Little Red Hen

Illustrated By: Paul Galdone
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 1985 / Paperback

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"Who will plant this wheat?" cried the little red hen. "Not I," said the cat. "Not I," said the dog. "Not I," said the mouse. Find out what happens when no one will help the little red hen bake her bread.

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: 1985
ISBN: 0899193498
ISBN-13: 9780899193496

Publisher's Description

Little Red Hen is a time-tested cautionary tale about how we reap what we sow. When the hen asks a cat, dog, and mouse for help planting some wheat, she gets no takers: "‘Not I!’ said the cat. ‘Not I!’ said the dog. ‘Not I!’ said the mouse." They won’t water, cut, or grind the wheat . . . or help bake a cake with it, either. So guess who eats the cake by herself in the end? The Caldecott Honor artist Paul Galdone’s delightfully detailed ink and wash illustrations—packed with charming details—add plenty of sly humor to the well-loved story that not only offers a sage message but also shows children what it takes to make a cake from the ground up!

Author Bio

Paul Galdone was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1907 and emigrated to the United States in 1928. After finishing his studies at the Art Student League and the New York School of Industrial Design, Mr. Galdone worked in the art department of a major publishing house. There he was introduced to the process of bookmaking, an activity that was soon to become his lifelong career. Before his death in 1986, Mr. Galdone illustrated almost three hundred books, many of which he himself wrote or retold. He is fondly remembered for his contemporary style, bright earthy humor, and action-filled illustrations, which will continue to delight for generations to come.

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"This imaginative rendition will surely help sustain the popularity of this old favorite." School Library Journal, Starred

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