The Little Red Hen works hard-all alone-to turn her wheat seed into flour, while the goose gossips, the dog naps, and the cat preens. But when her lazy friends smell the fresh bread baking, they're eager to help her eat it! In this easy-to-read rendition, even the youngest listeners will enjoy the classic folktale about the hard work and its tasty reward.
by Walter Dean Myers
by Lucinda Riley
by Lucinda Roy
by Pam Munoz Ryan
"Jaunty background music sets the stage for the classic tale of the Little Red Hen. The chatty goose, the worthless cat, and the lazy dog share a home with their mistress but none of the work until that famous moment of realization. Listeners will chime in with the "Not I!"s as the Little Red Hen tends to the assorted tasks of raising her fine crop of wheat by herself. So it goes with the baking until the aroma of fresh bread wafts throughout the cottage. Kathleen McInerney's pace is as brisk as the Hen's as she tends to her farming and baking. McInerney divulges none of the Hen's displeasure with the animals until she upbraids them at story's end. A.R. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"
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