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The Classic Little Red Hen

Updated on December 12, 2014
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Favorite Children's Story

Little Red Hen is a classic folk tale children's story. A story of a little red hen who finds wheat to plant and no help from her animal friends to do it.

Out of all the books that my son liked to have read to him when he was little was "The Little Red Hen". It was his favorite! He is now 23. We both have fond memories of this classic story of The Little Red Hen and being read to him. Those younger days sure were a special time.

In this article you will read more about the classic tale and watch a video or listen to a song about the little red hen. You can download the eBook to your kindle for your child to enjoy; even download a free version of the classic folk tale.



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The Classic Tale

The Little Red Hen is about a red hen that finds a grain of wheat and asks her animal friends to plant it, water it, harvest it, mill it and bake it but each one said "Not I". In the end after she has done each task herself she asks who will help me eat this bread. Each one said "I will" but she says no you won't because you wouldn't help contribute to the making and baking the bread.

The moral of this story is that those who show no willingness to contribute to helping do not deserve to enjoy the end goods created.


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The Little Red Hen (Little Golden Book)
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    • Jerzimom profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      4 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      It's a nice memory. Thanks RaintreeAnnie.

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      RaintreeAnnie 

      4 years ago from UK

      This is a great review of a wonderful children's book. I also think it is lovely that you have such fond memories of reading it to your son :)

    • Jerzimom profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      4 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      Thanks Ruth and Sylvestermouse for the comments. It is a nice story with a good moral to it.

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      Ruth Cox 

      4 years ago

      "The Little Red Hen" perfectly portrays the lessons of being a participating member of a community--a giver, not a taker. And it's a fun book for kids too! (Sharing on Ruthi Reads Books For Kids on Facebook)

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      4 years ago from United States

      Probably the most quoted children's both in the whole world! Everyone love the sassy, hard working Little Red Hen.

    • Jerzimom profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @ismeedee: I agree! I love the older classic childhood stories.

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      ismeedee 

      5 years ago

      Einstein apparently said 'if you want your kid to be a genius, read him/her fairy tales. If you want them to be even more of a genius, read more fairy tales' (something like that)! I agree- and The Little Red Hen is delightful!

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @Nanciajohnson: Finger puppets huh. That would be cool to see. Thanks for sharing and stopping by.

    • Jerzimom profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @BarbRad: I know what you mean. It has a good moral to read about. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @Jo-Jackson: Thank You! I appreciate it. I'm glad you like it.

    • Jerzimom profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @RinchenChodron: Yes they are still out there. Thanks!

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      Takkhis 

      5 years ago

      It's a classic folk tale! No doubt.

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      RinchenChodron 

      5 years ago

      I wasn't aware you could still get these books! Wonderful

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      Jo-Jackson 

      5 years ago

      Really good book and well-written review.

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 

      5 years ago from Templeton, CA

      I loved this Little Golden Book edition of The Little Red Hen when I was a child. I think it's a book that every child should read today. There's still a lot of folks that haven't gotten the message yet, and they seem to be running the country now.

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      Nancy Johnson 

      5 years ago from Mesa, Arizona

      I loved reading this book both to my young sons and then to the preschoolers in my daycare days. I even made finger puppets to go with this story!

    • Jerzimom profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @Pat Goltz: Thanks! i totally agree. Thanks for liking my lens.

    • Jerzimom profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @Country-Sunshine: I agree! Thanks for stopping by.

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      Pat Goltz 

      5 years ago

      Sounds like a really good introduction for tiny kids that teaches that in order to be entitled to the benefits of society, you need to contribute. I remember the story from my childhood, though at the time, I didn't really internalize the message, or maybe I did, because I am a firm believer in the hen's position on who gets to eat the bread.

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      Country Sunshine 

      5 years ago from Texas

      One of my favorites! I will stay say on occasion "so I'll do it myself...." forgettign that it was the Little Red Hen..

    • Jerzimom profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @MelanieMurphyMyer: Thanks! Thanks for stopping by.

    • Jerzimom profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @PaigSr: It's a cute video. Thanks for watching it.

    • Jerzimom profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @lewisgirl: Me too! Its awesome. Thanks for stopping by.

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      lewisgirl 

      5 years ago

      I love this book!

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      PaigSr 

      5 years ago from State of Confusion

      Sorry I don't speak hen. But I am in a video mood today. So thanks for having the video on this site.

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      MelanieMurphyMyer 

      5 years ago

      Oh I love this! Nicely done! Little Red Hen was one of my own childhood favorites. :)

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