Funky Forgiveness: The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza

Saturday, July 29, 2006.

The Little Red Hen Makes a PizzaAuthor: Philemon Sturges
Illustrator: Amy Walrod
Published: 2002 Puffin
ISBN: 0142301892

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The colourful cut paper illustrations and the playful narrative make this funky, urban retelling of the Little Red Hen a hoot to read aloud.


Comment by jen s. clark

May 3, 2007 @ 10:24 pm

I was so excited to see a podcast on a sequel to “The Little Red Hen!” That was one of my absolute favorites growing up! I feel as though I am gearing myself toward teaching kindergarten next year, so i was very excited to find another book to add to my list. This one, of course, being used to introduce “doing your part,” or being a part of a team and reaping the rewards. The story seems to follow the same lesson and style of the original, however there is a modern spin on it. It is like so many movies that come out nowadays… a revival of past favorites…a sure winner!

Comment by naomi dagen bloom

August 18, 2007 @ 3:28 pm

what fun to hear…nifty notion will look at this book on upcoming visit to grandson in portland, oregon. and you are canadian? would love to write about you on my blog,

so different that the book has LRH living in a high-rise–just like me, a new york city grandma! thanks so much for this window into kids’ books. -naomi

Comment by Evelyn Saenz

February 3, 2009 @ 5:02 pm

As a kindergarten teacher, The Little Red Hen has always been one of my favorite stories. Not only does it have a great moral about working hard for the common good but the dialog lens itself well to repetition of high frequency words that are now being taught in Kindergarten.

I haven’t read the version that you mention yet but I’m going to look for it in the library.

Comment by Snappy Mom

May 4, 2009 @ 12:42 pm

I have used this book for years after reading the original version. A good complimentary activity is to make pizza from scratch with your class and share it!

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