Three French Hens

Three French Hens On the third day of Christmas a mademoiselle from Paris sent her true love three French hens two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree The hens never arrived Colette Poulette and Fifi end u

  • Title: Three French Hens
  • Author: Margie Palatini Richard Egielski
  • ISBN: 9780786851676
  • Page: 368
  • Format: Hardcover
  • On the third day of Christmas, a mademoiselle from Paris sent her true love three French hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree.The hens never arrived Colette, Poulette, and Fifi end up delivered not to Philippe Renard, but to Phil Fox from the Bronx Phil can t believe his luck he hasn t had a square meal in weeks, and here s a free lunch right onOn the third day of Christmas, a mademoiselle from Paris sent her true love three French hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree.The hens never arrived Colette, Poulette, and Fifi end up delivered not to Philippe Renard, but to Phil Fox from the Bronx Phil can t believe his luck he hasn t had a square meal in weeks, and here s a free lunch right on his doorstep But his plans to dine on the delectable fowl are foiled as the French hens work their Christmas magic on him, proving that the spirit of the holidays can bring the most unlikely folks together.

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    1. This book is utterly delightful. The three French hens are from the Christmas song The Twelve Days of Christmas, one of my favorite Christmas songs, and the book is as fun and quirky as the song is.The three French hens (along with days 1 and 2 birds) are sent as a gift to a true love. Unfortunately, the three hens are lost in the mail and find themselves in New York, and are determined to deliver themselves. They cannot find their intended recipient, Phiippe Renard, but they translate from Fren [...]

    2. I love the premise of this! The package of Three French Hens, on their way to the "True Love" of the sender, is misdirected to New York City and the hens proceed to try to find the home of that True Love on their own--mistakenly landing at the home of a very hungry fox! But these are French hens, after all, full of charm and style so they may stand a chance of winning over that hungry fox before he eats them up The illustrations here are hilarious (watch for the little cockroach in every picture [...]

    3. This is a fun story to read aloud with children, especially if you can pull off a decent French accent. It starts as an homage to The Twelve Days of Christmas as three French hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree are mailed from Paris to New York, from a mademoiselle to her true love. The story ensues, drifting about as far away from the song as you can get, as the three hens find a way to bring some Christmas joy to a poor fox. It's a very strange story, but very fun and we enjo [...]

    4. A very cute cheerful picture book about three french hens and their adventures when they get lost in the big city. There were a lot more words than I'm used to in picture books so this might better suit a child able to be patient through a reading. I also liked how they started the story even before the title page! Very cute book. :)

    5. An absolutely delightful book that had me laughing as I read it. An unexpected ending was a nice twist and a recognition of other holiday traditions.

    6. A foxette (from France) sent Three French Hens through the mail to her true love, but they get stuck in the lost packages department. Being of resourceful bent, they set out to find the true love (Phillippe Renard - or Phil Fox in the Bronx). Phil is thrilled when three "meals" walk through his door and into his sad, destitute life. The three hens turn things around for him and he finds he can't eat them because they have become his friends.Cute illustrations.

    7. Who said I could not include picture books? Ha ha. I just wanted to add this one, because it is so darn cute. Three French Hens were supposed to be shipped to a loved one in Paris, when the mistakenly were sent to the Bronx. They land in the crackerbox apartment of a hungry fox, who thought his string of bad luck had ended with the promise of a large dinner. The hens have other ideas, and spoil the fox with holiday cheer. The illustrations are wonderful.

    8. Cute story about the 12 days of Christmas and the three French hens getting lost in the mail. So they find the fox that the gift was intended for and instead of the Fox eating them there is a fun turnaround. Not only Christmas mentioned but also Hanukkah. Would be a great class read for younger children just before Christmas. A problem and three solutions until the satisfying end.

    9. A fun twist, like only Palatini can give, to the Twelve Days of Christmas starting Three French Hens. When the hens end up in the Bronx, rather than Paris, they show a fox that there's more to them than meets the eye (dinner).

    10. 3.5* I like the story of friendship. I admit, that I'm a little baffled about why the hens would actually bother to be friends with him unconditionally, as they state at the end, but overlooking that bit, it is a lovely tale of care-giving and acceptance.

    11. This is definitely a story that I will have to revisit when Christmas comes a little closer. The story had a good message and the illustrations were good as well. My daughter seemed to enjoy this story. Would recommend.

    12. Three French hens embark on a journey to New York City and redo Mr. Fox. From his appearance, to his apartment's decor, to his groceries, all is magically changed with thanks to the three French hens. But will they become dinner after all their help?

    13. Three French Hens arrive in New York to make a poor and friendless fox's holiday merry!A very cute story. I especially liked how the hens gave Phil everything fro their hearts!I just wish the other animals in the traditional song had shown up in the story somewhere!

    14. CUTE! it reminded me of the three little pigs and of course the "12 days of Christmas" song. This is an awesome book in my opinion. To make this book even more fun and exciting , when reading aloud try to use a french accent or dress like a person from paris with a beret on your head.

    15. I laughed out loud at the end of this book. So clever, so original. And the hens—who are SO French—are a lot of fun. One of my new favorites.

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