Little "Read" Hen, The by Dianne De Las Casas

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Let your story-writing skills take you out of the henhouse! When the Little "Read" Hen's friends won't help her write an "eggcellent" story, she doesn't let it ruffle her feathers! This literary spin on a beloved folk tale is perfect for aspiring young writers interested in learning how their own fledgling ideas can hatch into a polished story. Holly Stone-Barker's vibrant cut-paper illustrations add riotous fun to each page.


About Dianne De Las Casas

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Dianne de Las Casas is an award-winning author, storyteller, recording artist, and founder of the celebrated November Is Picture Book Month initiative. She hunts and pecks a good story everywhere she goes. Her work has earned rave reviews from School Library Journal, Booklist, and Kirkus. She performs worldwide at schools, conferences, and special events and is the author of many picture books with Pelican, including Mama's Bayou, The House That Witchy Built, and Blue Frog: The Legend of Chocolate. She lives with her family in Harvey, Louisiana. Holly Stone-Barker is a cut-paper and collage artist. She graduated from Pratt Institute in New York City and is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She works as a freelance illustrator and enjoys teaching. Stone-Barker feathers her nest with papers from all over the world to create her intricate illustrations. Her collages feature thousands of individual snips of exotic papers delicately arranged to create clear and graphic imagery. Stone-Barker lives in Zachary, Louisiana, with her family.
Published February 27, 2013 by Pelican Publishing. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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K-Gr 3—The Little "Read" Hen wants to write a story, but Dog, Cat, and Pig would rather hang out at "Starbawks" drinking "flappuccinos" than help her. So the hen brainstorms ideas that "flocked" to her and does research on the Internet and in books she "cracked open." Her friends will not help he...

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