The Little Red Hen by Byron Barton

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Byron Barton presents a fresh retelling of the well-loved folktale of The Little Red Hen. The little red hen grows grain, threshes wheat, bakes bread, and feeds her chicks—all by herself, without any help from her lazy friends. Young readers will learn a valuable lesson about teamwork from this classic tale.

Mr. Barton's simple words, bold images, and imaginative use of color have made his many picture books perennial favorites with young children.

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About Byron Barton

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Byron Barton is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs; The Three Bears; The Little Red Hen; Machines at Work; I Want to Be an Astronaut; and a series of board books: Big Machines, Dinosaurs, Tools, and Zoo Animals. He also illustrated The Little Factory, written by Sarah Weeks.
 
Published May 30, 1993 by HarperCollins. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Robber barons and corporate moguls may cringe at Weeks' unperturbed attack of industry, but Wobblies and environmentalists will rejoice.

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Barton, well known for the simple forms and vibrant, creatively juxtaposed colors in his informational books for the very young (Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs, 1989), stays closer to this familiar text than he did in his retelling of The Three Bears (1991), coming up with a good, well-cadenced version.

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One day she milks her wee little cow and gets a wee little milk in her wee little pail, which she places on the wee little table.

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As he did in The Three Bears , Barton here skillfully pares down a well-known tale for the youngest readers and listeners. Vibrant hues abound in his full-page, collage-like illustrations, which show

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