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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Series: Keepsake Stories
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Brighter Child (January 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1577683781
  • ISBN-13: 978-1577683780
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 7.9 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,126 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

The Little Red Hen works hard to turn her wheat seed into flour, without any help from her lazy friends. But when they smell the fresh bread baking, they all are eager to help her eat it!

Beautifully illustrated, these nursery rhymes will capture children's interest and spark their imagination page after page, encouraging a love of reading that is vital to success in school and life.

About the Author

Carol Ottolenghi has written nonfiction and fiction books for adults and children for almost 20 years. In 1996, she won the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Magazine Merit Honor Award. One of her stories was selected for Best of the Children's Market by the Institute of Children's Literature. She currently lives in Ohio.

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Carol Ottolenghi has written nonfiction and fiction books for adults and children for almost 20 years. In 1996, she won the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Magazine Merit Honor Award. One of her stories was selected for Best of the Children's Market by the Institute of Children's Literature. She currently lives in Ohio.

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A good book to read aloud to younger children.
Pauline Ellison
A very good telling of this tale and adorable illustrations too.
E. Kaminski
I never get tired of reading it to my little one.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Lisa E. Brady on June 17, 2008
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Read this to my granddaughter all the time & she loves & asks for it all the time. Even though she's only 2 years old, she understands the moral of not helping out means you don't get to enjoy the benefits of the bounty. She also likes the steps that The Little Red Hen has to go through to make the bread, & she helps me make cakes & sometimes the old fashioned way of bread - and she always wants to help & not be LAZY!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By crazydoc on December 27, 2009
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This story has a simple moral. You reap the fruit of your efforts. It is straightforward, yet the story is entertaining. The illustrations are great and this book is a must have for all toddler libraries. The point is driven home by the repetition of "not I" by the various animals when they are asked by the hen to help her plant the wheat. This was one of my favorite books as a child and will be a favorite of my children too.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Love Amazon on July 15, 2007
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This is one of my favorite books. I never get tired of reading it to my little one. The little red hen is adorable. The illustrations are darling. I just LOVE this book!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By L. Wilkins on January 30, 2008
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My child loves animals, so he enjoyed the pictures of the farm and the storybook characters. Red Hen tells a nice lesson of the value of hard work and its rewards. It was a good story and very appropriate for toddler age children. A family favorite in our house.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Madeline Hamilton on November 23, 2013
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I purchased this book because I enjoyed it going up and I read it to my children. Now I'm a grandma and decided to start reading to my grandchildren and they love it, what surprised me the most is the price of this used (NEW) book, it wasnt used at all and I was able to personalize this book with their names in it so now they smile saying read my book.
this was one of many books I've purchased and love so much. I have recommended this to my children for home collections. even their cheap selves can afford this. Thank you soo much
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Libran on December 24, 2013
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Niece liked this storybook best compared to the Princess and the Pea and Wizard of Oz. She wanted to have it read to her again. Some of the phrases are repetitive and the twist was funny at the last part.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Monica on February 10, 2004
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I think that this book was very good. I really enjoyed reading it. i think it will show kids that they have responsibilities that the have to live by and that they must follow it.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 22, 2008
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This is an old favorite and the repeated lines are just excellent and my grand daughter just loves it.
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