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The Little Red Hen

The Little Red Hen

by Lucinda McQueen Illustrated by Lucinda McQueen

A classic folktale about the hardworking hen and her freeloading friends, retold for beginning readers

The Little Red Hen works hard — all alone! — to turn her wheat seed into flour, while the goose gossips, the dog naps, and the cat preens. But when her lazy friends smell the fresh bread baking, they're eager to help her eat it!

In this easy-to-read rendition, even the youngest listeners will enjoy the classic folktale about hard work and it's tasty reward.

Lucinda McQueen's active illustrations show in vivid detail how a few grains of wheat can be eventually made into bread. Her pictures perfectly capture the character of each animal of this classic folktale, while her simple storytelling teaches even the youngest readers important lessons about work and responsibility.

Ages
6, 7, 5
Interest Level
Grades PreK - 3
Grade Level Equivalent
2.5
Lexile Measure
470L
DRA
18
Guided Reading
K
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
32
Genre
Classics, Fables, Folk Tales and Myths

About the Author and Illustrator

Lucinda McQueen
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