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First Favourite Tales: Little Red Hen [Hardcover]

Ladybird , Liz Pichon
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
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25 Mar 1999 First Favourite Tales
Using rhythmic text to help build reading skills, combined with friendly illustrations, the books in this series offer quirky, humourous retellings of traditional children's tales.

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  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Ladybird (25 Mar 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 072149739X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0721497396
  • Product Dimensions: 15.8 x 15.4 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,137 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars So disappointing! 3 Feb 2011
My own children always loved this story, joining in with the easy-to-remember repeated part: "Not I, said the cat, Not I, said the rat, Not I, said the pig", so I was looking forward to sharing this old favourite with my three year old granddaughter when I ordered this copy. Sadly, although the book looks nice, the text has been 'updated' so much that it has different verbs and various extra adjectives, different every time, which make it virtually impossible for a child to join in. For example, "Not I, yawned the sleepy, stripey cat, Not I, sniffed the sleek, skinny rat" and elsewhere, "Not I, called the curled-up, stripey cat, Not I, giggled the gleeful, pink pig". Surely the simple repetition was what let the child enjoy the story? I won't buy another one of these without checking the text inside, sorry Amazon.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Chicken Peckin' Good! 4 Feb 2004
A well told, simply illustrated version of a classic tale.
My daughter requests this book every night before bed and loves to finish each page herself (although she can't yet read).
A good moral tale about helping out.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fabulous collection! 7 Dec 2009
Classic story, easy to read and understand and not too long or too short. I bought the entire range of first favourite tales for my 2 year old and she loves them. In fact, after reading other books for the last year my husband was also very pleased we'd bought them as he finds them great to read to her too!! My baby son will also benefit from these when he's older so a great choice. Overall a very happy family and at a great price with great service what more could you ask for.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An enduring tale 7 Jun 2009
I read this story to my children and now my 2 year grand-daughter loves it just as much. We read it over and over and over - she never tires of it. She has even adopted 'too busy' when she is asked to do something!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Is this a relative of Chicken Licken? 16 May 2009
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This series is totally and complete fantasic in so many ways .
The stories will live for children for ever and ever as one says .
The physical presentation in as magical as the stories and it so marvelous to see these timeless stories renewed once agin for the new generations to enjoy as much as we did when we were children.
Timeless Wonders !
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First Favourite Tales 10 Mar 2009
By Frank
My two year old daughter loves these classic tales. The Little Red Hen is well written and very coulouful and will keep all childrem amused for hours. This book is read over and over again just like the other books in the series, brings back memories to my childhood as I was read the same stories when I was a boy. Also good value for money
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic tale - perfectly presented 18 Oct 2001
Very well done. Story is of course a classic - but the words and the pictures are just so nicely done.
I read it now with 1.5 year old - and I can see we'll carry on reading it for next 4 years.
90% of the kids books we have seem to be rubbish - but this is a good one. I'm going to buy a couple more in the series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Book 27 Jun 2014
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This is a lovely little book - I remember it when my children were young and now my daughter reads it to her 2yr old son.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Little Red Hen
A children's classic, always enjoyed. Gratefully accepted as a gift and will be enjoyed for a few years. Thank you.
Published 3 months ago by M J Hall
2.0 out of 5 stars Not the same as the original
Brought for daughter because she was learning it at school. She wasn't happy because it wasn't the same as the schools one. She didn't read it again
Published 7 months ago by Rach
5.0 out of 5 stars Ladybird books
This little book is excellent. My own children enjoyed it and now I have bought it to read to my little grandson when he is a little bit older
Published 7 months ago by sandrawinsor
5.0 out of 5 stars Old time favurites
I bought these books for my great niece as I wanted her to enjoy them as much as I did
Published 9 months ago by Pat
5.0 out of 5 stars Good choice
Lovely book for my four year old granddaughter.

I have nothing else to say and will stop filling in your reviews if you continue to be bossy about how many words I must... Read more
Published 10 months ago by J. McKechnie
5.0 out of 5 stars Super story!
Excellent quality book! Pictures and words fantastic and in brilliant condition! My children love this story and have read it many many times already! Very pleased! :-)
Published 13 months ago by Miss N E Leadlay
5.0 out of 5 stars Bedtime Reading
This book is great value for money and I would reccomend to others, it makes great bedtime reading and the grandchildren love it.
Published 15 months ago by Jan
5.0 out of 5 stars A colourful, happy book
Very clean pages, very smooth cover giving a really pleasant feel to this little book. The print is large, bold and well placed, the pictures are uncluttered and useful to the... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Liz
5.0 out of 5 stars The original is the best!
This little book is the original language and drawings like the one i had as a child 30 years ago! It is an ideal gift for a child. Read more
Published on 9 Jan 2012 by Kate
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book
My 4 year old son loves this book. He reads at bed time quite often and knows it off by heart. We are collecting the Ladybird set.
Published on 26 Oct 2011 by The Watcher
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