The Little Red Hen


The Little Red Hen by Paul Galdone is a classic tale that teaches readers that we reap what we sow. The little red hen lives in a house with a cat, a dog, and a mouse. One day, the hen asks the other animals to help her plant some wheat, but the cat, dog, and mouse all say, “Not I!” They won’t water the wheat, cut it, or grind it up. They won’t even help bake a cake with it…but they do want to eat it when it’s done! But since the little red hen did the work all by herself, she enjoys the cake all by herself too. Caldecott Honor-winning artist Paul Galdone’s colorful ink and wash illustrations add humor to the characters in this beloved little story that teaches children an important moral lesson.