Why We Love It
This classic folktale offers simple language with plenty of repetition for enthusiastic participation including “Not I, said the …(cat, dog mouse)” as well as “and she did” when the hard-working little red hen completes each chore on her own. The pictures fill up the page and are appealing to both young and older children. This version is part of the Folktale Classic Library and has a beautifully updated cover perfect for your home collection.
- Have your child “help” you read by taking the role of one or more of the animals.
- Once your child is familiar with the story, ask them to retell the story using only the pictures.
- Act out the story using your fingers as puppets.
- Bake something with your child so they can make a text-to-self connection about the sounds, smell and taste of baking.
- Henny Penny (Folk Tale Classics) by Paul Galdone
- The Little Red Hen by Jerry Pinkney
- The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza by Philomen Sturges