Bedtime Stories (week 31 – 2015)

Bedtime Stories (week 31 – 2015)

Without a doubt, the favourite book this week has been The Little Red Hen by Jonathan Allen. It is a lift the flap book and the story is of a hen who wants to make bread from scratch – including growing corn!


She asks her farmyard friends to help, but they’re all too busy (apart from two little rodents) so the poor little red hen gets on and does it all herself. 

Then at the end she asks the farmyard animals if they’d like to come to eat the bread with her. Of course, they’re all suddenly available, but the little red hen eats it all herself. 

  James loves this book, but especially the final picture of the fat little rodents after they’ve eaten their loaf. 


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  1. August 8, 2015 / 7:27 pm

    Ahhh, sounds like a lovely story! My son at a similar age loved a book called Dog’s Day – so much so, he dressed up as the dog for World Book Day!

  2. August 10, 2015 / 8:21 am

    We use to have the Ladybird version of The Little Red Hen when I was a child 🙂


  3. August 10, 2015 / 9:39 pm

    I love this story. Not read it with Monkey yet but I always enjoyed it when I was little #readwithme

    • August 10, 2015 / 10:07 pm

      Oh no I feel bad; I’d never heard of this little red hen before! It’s obviously a bit of a classic, and I see why!

  4. August 11, 2015 / 7:02 pm

    gosh, the Little Red Hen. I have that in the old ladybird style and I remember my Dad reading that to me when I was little. a great story #readwithme

  5. August 14, 2015 / 4:58 pm

    Ah we have something similar, I think ours is about red hen playing hide and seek. It’s by some distance Lia’s favourite book, she loves shouting “Boo!” When she opens the flap and finds them 🙂

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