Out of the Egg

Out of the Egg You think you know the tale of the Little Red Hen You think you know how it ends But in this story everything changes when the hard working Red Hen lays a perfect white egg And out of this egg comes a

  • Title: Out of the Egg
  • Author: Tina Matthews
  • ISBN: 9780618737413
  • Page: 127
  • Format: Hardcover
  • You think you know the tale of the Little Red Hen You think you know how it ends But in this story everything changes when the hard working Red Hen lays a perfect white egg And out of this egg comes a chick with a mind of her own .Here is a beautiful book with fantastic woodcut prints and lyrical text that turns the tale of the Little Red Hen upside down In classicYou think you know the tale of the Little Red Hen You think you know how it ends But in this story everything changes when the hard working Red Hen lays a perfect white egg And out of this egg comes a chick with a mind of her own .Here is a beautiful book with fantastic woodcut prints and lyrical text that turns the tale of the Little Red Hen upside down In classic fashion, it is the noble Red Hen who does all the work, but Red Hen s chick, in an arresting and charming manner, chooses not to follow her mother s tradition of exclusivity.

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    1. Matthews, Tina Out of the Egg PICTURE BOOK Houghton Mifflin – Every thinks they know the story of the Little Red Hen – but do you know what happened next? The Red Hen learns an important lesson from her own chick in this artfully done continuation of the classic. The Japanese wood block prints work just right to illustrate this story. Any elementary school and other schools with Teacher Advisory programs need to add this to their collections. EL, MS – ADVISABLE

    2. The story of The Little Red Hen has been one of my favorites since I was little. Out of the Egg is a charming twist on the classic story of hard work paying off and shirkers getting their just desserts. The story proceeds in a familiar way for a while, with the industrious hen (who stands out bright red in the otherwise black-and-white woodcut illustrations) asking for help and getting nothing but backtalk from her animal friends.The story begins to depart from the original when the hen lays an [...]

    3. I bought this book recently, having seen it in my local bookshop. To be honest, I wasn't initially drawn to it, but Lesley and Rochelle know what I like in a book, and got me to read it. I enjoyed the play on the telling of an old favourite - The Little Red Hen.What surprised me was, when I took it to school as a Friday Favourite, and shared it with my two Y8 classes and one Y7 class, they LOVED it. When I bought it, there was a little red chick soft toy with it. This has since become the mascot [...]

    4. This book is about the Red Hen who planted a tree and fed it, watered it, and protected it all by herself. She asked many times for help from the fat cat, the dirty rat, and the greedy pig but they always said, "Not I" because they were lazy. This tree grew to be a big green tree with lovely green grass around it and this is where the Red Hen laid an egg. That is where the Little Red Hen came in to play. When the cat, rat and pig wanted to play the Red Hen said no but her little hen said that wa [...]

    5. This is a variation of the classic Little Red Hen tale. The Red Hen plays a seed that grows into a big tree. The adult animals refuse to help the Little Red Hen take care of the tree. Towards the end, the little red hen has a baby chick. The baby animals of the ones who refused to help the little red hen, ask if they can play under the tree. The Red Hen says no. The little chick feels that is mean and lets them come in to play with her. Simple and lovely illustrations with Japanese woodblock pri [...]

    6. I usually don't enjoy reading The Little Red Hen because she's so mean and I don't like the lesson it conveys - kids should learn to rise above the pettiness and be bigger. This book is a beautifully illustrated, semi-urban setting, twist on the story of the Little Red Hen where her chick puts a stop to the meanness! Very cool.

    7. THis was a cute twist on an old fable about the little red hen who worked and labored over a tree where her little egg could hatch. When summer came and the pig, rat and kitten wanted to play under the tree, the little red hen said not I, but the little chick invited them in and later sent them home with a green seed of their own.

    8. An interesting book. Can't be certain if it's about refugees/immigration, conservation, sharing and kindness, or all of the above. Great book design and strangely subtle illustration, despite the bold contrast. Tightly and soundly written.

    9. What seems to be another retelling of the Little Red Hen becomes an original take in this small format picture book with big ideas. The "next generation" has something to teach the grudge-holding elders about resentment and open-minded acceptance.

    10. A very different re-telling of The Little Red Hen. I'm not sure that my storytime crowd would get the joke at the end, though they would probably get the message about not being mean to the little ones just because their parents were lazy. I do love the woodcut illustrations in this book!

    11. This is a very different Little Red Hen. In this version, there is an underlying green element to the illustrations. Also the conclusion is much more generous and hopeful. The differences may be appreciated more by older readers. A thoughtful book that will stimulate discussion.

    12. Just when you think you know a story forward and backward, a rare treatments comes along and changes the tale forever. This time, it's for the best. The little red hen's very own chick teaches a lesson in kindness that trumps the "you get what you earn" fable.

    13. A modern-day Little Red Hen story. Hen has to do everything herself because the other animals won't help. Instead of baking bread, she plants a tree, and in the end her chick teaches her to be kind instead of holding grudges.

    14. the art is fantastic! reminds me of Reed Waller(?) on Omaha the cat-dancermple lesson, hate doesn't need to be passed on, and is in fact a choice.

    15. This new twist on The Little Red Hen has more than one lesson for us; forgiveness, stewardship, and doing our bit to help 'mother earth'.

    16. A take on The Little Red Hen and it's a strange one. I think this was supposed to have a deeper meaning - environmental? corporate greed? don't be mean to kids just because their parents suck?

    17. I love the simplicity of the story and the pictures, a big contrast compared to Jerry Pinkney's "The Little Red Hen".

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