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The Little Red Hen (Folk Tale Classics) Hardcover – March 21, 2011
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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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Top Customer Reviews
Certainly, my children (3 and 5; boy and girl respectively) like this version of the Little Red Hen. And I found it really useful as a learning tool too.
While other versions just have the repetitive print "Not I" standing on it's own, the Galdone version has a picture of each animal next to the words. These pictures allow even a toddler to participate in `reading' the story aloud.
A Great Addition to the home library.
Some lesson activities for the "Little Red Hen' suggested by various websites include:
--Talking with older children about whether the Hen's treatment of her housemates was justified. Could Hen have handled the situation in another way?
--Tying the book into a lesson about plant growth, and/or cake making.
--Talking about Teamwork and then how families work as a team.
-- Reading different versions and discussing the merits of one versus the other.
-- For younger children, having them recite and fill in the blanks as you read.
This is a nice simple story with a good rhythm and refrain (Not I! said the dog; Not I! said the cat; Not I! said the mouse) that should be very reassuring to a young child. The pictures in my 1974 edition (also by Galdone, I guess, since no illustrator is credited) are very nice, with lots of details to think about and enjoy. The moral is a good one for young children to learn as well.
This book has endured through the years because it has all of the elements that make a great kid's book; it is entertaining and comforting, teaches children where food comes from, and contains a lesson about the value of a day's work.
I highly recommend it.
Little Red Hen found some wheat on the ground and did all the work of growing it, cutting it, grinding it and even to the baker to bake it into bread all by herself because the other animals refuse to even help her to do all of the process above. but in the end when it's all ready to be eaten, the rest jumped up to offer to help her to eat it, but of course, Little Red Hen won't have it their way, for she has done all the work by herself with none of their help so she could do without them this time too
Moreover, Galdone's illustrations make this book interesting, and very pleasant to read time and again. The sloth of the dog, cat and mouse are depicted in the most amusing detail, as is every nook and cranny of the house these unlikely four share. The Little Red Hen herself wears a persnickety expression throughout many of the illustrations, and I like the way that casts her in a slightly less glowing light. It adds a sort of complexity to the story. The book ends on the note of the dog, cat and mouse doing a great deal more to help out after the experience and leaves you with an image of each of them, looking properly shamed, whilst donning aprons and cleaning the house.
If you're looking for the ideal version of this story, Paul Galdone has certainly created it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I remember my mother reading this to me when I was little. It was so nice to read it to my children. I love the message behind it. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Sierra
Bigger than I expected. It is a lap book not a normal sized book. But it was great for the kids.Published 2 months ago by Susannah Blum
A classic. Here's my read aloud of the golden book: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YgX3pOH-2pUPublished 3 months ago by Rosebud
Bought this for my daughter. I loved this book as a child, it has a really great moral to the story.Published 4 months ago by C and L