Synopses & Reviews
Little Red Hen is a time-tested cautionary tale about how we reap what we sow. When the hen asks a cat, dog, and mouse for help planting some wheat, she gets no takers: "and#8216;Not I!and#8217; said the cat. and#8216;Not I!and#8217; said the dog. and#8216;Not I!and#8217; said the mouse." They wonand#8217;t water, cut, or grind the wheat . . . or help bake a cake with it, either. So guess who eats the cake by herself in the end? The Caldecott Honor artist Paul Galdoneand#8217;s delightfully detailed ink and wash illustrationsand#8212;packed with charming detailsand#8212;add plenty of sly humor to the well-loved story that not only offers a sage message but also shows children what it takes to make a cake from the ground up!
"A wonderfully frenetic cross-country chase is depicted in Galdone's broadly humorous color wash drawings." School Library Journal, Starred
"This imaginative rendition will surely help sustain the popularity of this old favorite."--School Library Journal, starred review
"This refreshingly hearty version of the nonsense verse will be as much a favorite of adult storytellers as it will be of toddler listeners." School Library Journal, Starred
andquot;Four- to six-year-olds are sure to enjoy Paul Galdone's interpretation, and they should gain good visual concepts of size and of right to left from the delightful pictures and the use of various type sizes.andquot; --School Library Journal
"Run! Run! Run!
Catch me if you can!
You can't catch me!
I'm the Gingerbread Boy,
I am! I am!"
See if you can keep up with the Gingerbread Boy as he outruns a little old woman, a cow, and even a field full of mowers. Paul Galdone's retelling full of spunk and humor has become a beloved version of this familiar tale.
The classic tale of the old couple, with no children of their own, who bake a gingerbread boy to keep them company. Just as the little old woman is about to take him from the oven, he slips away and runs out the door past a cow, a horse, a group of threshers, mowers, etc. All follow in hot pursuit until the gingerbread boy meets up with a wily fox, and at last and at last he went the way of every single gingerbread boy that ever came out of an oven . . . He was all gone! A wonderfully frenetic cross-country chase is depicted in Galdones broadly humorous color wash drawings. Of the eight editions of this well-known story now in print, this hilarious version is the most delectable.” School Library Journal, starred
Galdone has already proven many times over that he is perfectly at home with those traditional nursery tales that are still preschoolers favorites, and his expressive, unassuming style just right for their very young audience. . . . Children will follow along breathlessly . . . right up to that last snip snap snip when the Gingerbread Boy goes the way of every single gingerbread boy that ever came out of an oven.”Kirkus Reviews
A folk tale classic by Paul Galdone, in a beautiful gift edition with gold foil accents.See if you can keep up with the Gingerbread Boy as he outruns a little old woman, a cow, and even a field full of mowers. With lively illustrations full of spunk and humor, this classic retelling takes readers on an adventure-packed ride with one of literatureand#8217;s most beloved characters.
With warmth and humor, the beloved author and Caldecott Honor illustrator Paul Galdone masterfully retells the generations-old fairy tale of the Gingerbread Boy who escapes one mouth only to find himself in another. After the cookie boys dramatic escape from the little old womans oven, he runs and runs, shouting “Catch me if you can!” to his various hungry pursuers, the last of whom is a smarty-pants fox who eats him—gulp! Action-packed storytelling and plenty of repetition—along with Galdones comical ink-and-wash illustrations—are the perfect recipe for a perennial story-hour favorite.
Galdone's dynamic, amusing pictures add much humor to the familiar tale of the industrious hen and lazy cat, dog, and mouse.
The favorite Mother Goose rhyme about the three careless kittens who lost their mittens is given added appeal with Galdone's bold and colorful illustrations.
Three little kittens, they lost their mittens, and they began to cry. The three little kittens may be a bit careless, but they always manage to correct their mistakes in this favorite Mother Goose rhyme.
This familiar nursery tale features a warmly appealing bear family and a naughty, gap-toothed Goldilocks.
About the Author
Paul Galdone was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1907 and emigrated to the United States in 1928. After finishing his studies at the Art Student League and the New York School of Industrial Design, Mr. Galdone worked in the art department of a major publishing house. There he was introduced to the process of bookmaking, an activity that was soon to become his lifelong career. Before his death in 1986, Mr. Galdone illustrated almost three hundred books, many of which he himself wrote or retold. He is fondly remembered for his contemporary style, bright earthy humor, and action-filled illustrations, which will continue to delight for generations to come.