The Little Red Hen by Jerry Pinkney / ISBN 9780803729353 / 32-page hardcover, 10.3 x 10.3 inches, from Dial Books
Rest in peace, Jerry Pinkney.
Caldecott Medal winner Jerry Pinkney enlivens the beloved fable with cheerful and classically beautiful illustrations, making this the ideal edition for every child’s library.
As he did with his Caldecott-winning The Lion and the Mouse, Jerry Pinkney has masterfully adapted this story of the hardworking hen and her lazy neighbors. Its Golden Rule message and sassy finale are just as relevant and satisfying as ever. Read it in tandem with Pinkney’s Puss in Boots and The Tortoise and the Hare or David Wiesner’s The Three Pigs.
"Perfect [for] sharing with one listener, or a crowd." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Cheerful [and] luminous. Kids will gleefully chime in.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A lush light-filled rendition of a folktale staple.”—School Library Journal (starred review)
A native of Philadelphia, Jerry Pinkney has been illustrating children's books since 1964, illustrating over one hundred titles, and earned the Caldecott Medal for his nearly wordless picture book The Lion & the Mouse in 2010. Among his many other accolades he has also been the recipient of five Caldecott Honor Medals, five Coretta Scott King Awards and four Coretta Scott King Honors, five New York Times Best Illustrated Book awards, and in 2006 the Original Art's Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Illustrators, New York, NY.