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The Little Red Hen

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The Little Red Hen Part III
The process was messy, but the little red hen and her chicks had fun baking.
The process was messy, but the little red hen and her chicks had fun baking.
©2007 Publications International, Ltd.

Here is the conclusion to the little red hen's story:

After her long trip to the miller's and back, the little red hen returned home. She and the chicks were so tired that they soon fell asleep. That night everyone slept very well.

The next morning, the little red hen went outside. Her friends were sunbathing on the roof. She called to them, "Who will help me bake bread with my flour?"

The dog, the cat, and the duck didn't even bother looking down. "It's a beautiful day. Who would want to be indoors baking bread?" observed the dog.

The hen shook her head. She thought, "Who would want to spend all day doing nothing?" She told the three, "I'll bake it myself."

The little red hen went inside. Her chicks tried to make the bread dough for her. Flour was all over the floor and the chicks, too. They shaped the dough into a big loaf and pretended to be sculptors making a statue. Everyone was sorry to have to stop when the loaf was finished.

The smell of baking bread floated in the air. The dog, the cat, and the duck came and looked into the kitchen. Two baby chicks danced around the little red hen. She asked, "Who will help me eat this tasty, fresh bread?"

"We will!" squeaked her all five of her chicks.

"We will!" cried the group in the doorway.

"Well," said the little red hen, "anyone who helped make this bread can have some. So, if you helped plant the wheat, water it, weed it, harvest it, take it to the miller, or bake the bread, raise your hand!"

Because they hadn't helped do the work, the dog, the cat, and the duck didn't get to enjoy the bread.
Because they hadn't helped do the work, the dog, the cat, and the duck didn't get to enjoy the bread.
©2007 Publications International, Ltd.

That night, six tummies got their fill of bread as a reward for work well done.

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