Little Red Hen finds some grains of wheat but when she asks the cat, the dog and the goose to help her plant them, they are all far too busy. When Little Red Hen has finally grown the wheat, harvested it, turned it into flour and baked the bread the others are more than happy to help her eat it – but who will she choose to share it with?
This is a charmingly subtle reworking of a tale that is thought originally to come from Russia and has the same moral lesson as Aesop’s famous fable ‘The Grasshopper and the Ant’. It has been adapted specifically for early readers. A classroom essential, ‘The Little Red Hen and the Grains of Wheat’ is a story about the value of hard work, personal contribution and, ultimately, of reaping what you sow. This dual language book also provides an invaluable platform for helping young children to understand the importance of teamwork and helping others.