The Red Hen by Rebecca Emberley

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In this sparkling version of a classic tale, Red Hen finds a recipe for a Simply Splendid Cake and asks her friends the cat, the rat, and the frog to help with the preparations. But it seems as though her friends want no part in the cake until it’s ready to eat. Will they decide to pitch in, or let Red Hen do all of the hard work?
 

About Rebecca Emberley

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REBECCA EMBERLEY has created more than thirty books for children, including her favorite, MY MOTHER'S SECRET LIFE. She lives in Kittery, ME. Her father, ED EMBERLEY, has written and/or illustrated more than eighty books, including DRUMMER HOFF, winner of the Caldecott Medal. He lives in Ipswich, MA.
 
Published October 26, 2010 by Roaring Brook Press. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Following the success of their Chicken Little (2009), the Emberleys join forces to reinterpret another avian folktale with artwork that is somewhat reminiscent of Byron Barton's collaged version of the same story, but with a generous helping of zany color and wacky personality thrown in.

Sep 28 2010 | Read Full Review of The Red Hen

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As they did in Chicken Little (2009), the Emberleys present a stylish take on a well-known fable. Shapes and colors collide playfully in hyperbolic collages—the animals' crazed, mismatched eyes alone

Oct 04 2010 | Read Full Review of The Red Hen

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Along the way, the Emberleys hint at the hen's growing irritation ("She pretty much knew what was coming..."), which culminates in her eating the cake with help from her perky black chicks.

Oct 04 2010 | Read Full Review of The Red Hen

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