THE LITTLE RED HEN by Byron Barton

THE LITTLE RED HEN

Age Range: 1 - 6

KIRKUS REVIEW

Barton, well known for the simple forms and vibrant, creatively juxtaposed colors in his informational books for the very young (Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs, 1989), stays closer to this familiar text than he did in his retelling of The Three Bears (1991), coming up with a good, well-cadenced version. His graphic style is also more appropriate here--the boldly stylized forms suit the fable's powerful logic. In the illustrations, Barton embellishes the tale with activities of the hen's unhelpful friends--they boat, fly a kite, or sleep while she works--and includes chicks to share the bread, which makes the hen seem less self-righteously smug. A likable edition that should be a hit with the youngest. (Folklore/Picture book. 1-6)
Pub Date: May 30th, 1993
ISBN: 0-06-021675-1
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: HarperCollins
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1st, 1993




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