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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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.May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of The Little Red Hen
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 showMar 29 1993 | Read Full Review of The Little Red Hen
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