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.---from the publisher
32 pages 978-0803729353 Ages 3-5
Keywords: chickens, animals, fable, folktale, classic, farm animals, values, perseverance, helping others, laziness, 3 year old, 4 year old, 5 year old, nursery tale, African American author, value of hard work, selfishness