Thursday, March 17, 2011

Give Away #2

The next book up for the March Madness give away is a gently used copy of The Little Red Hen (c. 1973) by Paul Galdone.

If you haven't picked up a title of Paul Galdone's fairy tales, then you're missing out on a real treat!  I'm indebted to my Mom for so many things, one of them being her introduction to Paul Galdone's folk/fairy tales.  Hungarian-born Gladone interprets the Brothers Grimm, Charles Perrault, and Hans Christian Anderson with an underlying humor that "lightens-up" the tale.  His illustrated expressions just tickle my fancy!

Rather than spending weeks upon weeks on Paul Galdone's tales, I'm going to highlight our family favorites, starting with The Little Red Hen.  However, I encourage you to search his name in your local library and discover your favorites.

The lesson of The Little Red Hen too often remains one that we'd all like to share with various adults we encounter . . . but then I digress.  Children really identify with the justice of this tale that presents an occasion when it is okay not to share.  And that last illustration . . . isn't it just priceless!

To enter the Galdone give away, post a comment by Wednesday evening.  The winner will be selected at random and announced on Thursday.


  1. I would love to win this precious book!!!!!

  2. This is one of my childhood favorites too! I would love to have a copy for my kids.