Monday, November 08, 2010

Revisiting Old Favorites -- The Red Hen

The Red Hen
by Rebecca Emberley and Ed Emberley
Roaring Brook Press (A Neal Porter Book), 2010
review copy provided by the publisher

This father/daughter team, who recently re-imagined Chicken Little, are back at it with The Red Hen.

The Red Hen is boldly-colored and wacky-eyed, like her unwilling helpers, the cat, the rat and the frog (who says, "Bribbit" instead of "Not I").

In this version, the Red Hen finds a recipe for a cake, gathers the ingredients, makes it, decorates it, and, you guessed it, eats it all by herself.  BUT...she also gives the reader her recipe at the end of the book. Hopefully, readers will be able to find an adult who will help them bake and decorate their cake!

A fun addition to any collection of folk and fairy tale variants!

Tomorrow, a new version of Three Little Kittens...

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