Unaided by her three lazy animal companions, an industrious hen tends to all the chores on their New England farm.
Well-loved children's book illustrator Jerry Pinkney has created his own take on the classic folktale "The Little Red Hen." Though the hen repeatedly asks for assistance in growing and reaping the grain, as well as baking it, no other animals will help her. So when it comes time to eat it, she takes care that they get none. In stunningly realistic, carefully detailed watercolors, Pinkney has added some chicks and lazy animals to the mix for a richer story, as well as a self-portrait of himself as the miller. Jerry Pinkney is also known for his Caldecott Honor-winning picture book NOAH'S ARK. A 2006 New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year.
- Fiction + Literature Themes, Juvenile Fiction
- Animals / Farm Animals, Literary Genres + Types of Novels
- 4-8 years
- August 14, 2006
- October 18, 2006
- Paul Galdone