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The Little Red Hen Gerald Rose

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The Little Red Hen is in a field. She finds some wheat. “I can plant this wheat. Then I can have flour to make bread.”

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First she must dig and plant the seeds. It’s hard work.

“Can you help me, Dog?” asks the Little Red Hen.

“No,” says Dog. “I’m busy. Ask Cat.”

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“Can you help me, Cat?” asks the Little Red Hen. “No,” says Cat. “I’m busy. Ask Horse.” But Horse is asleep. “Oh, dear! I must ask Sheep,” says the Little Red Hen. 6

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“Can you help me, Sheep?” asks the Little Red Hen. “No,” says Sheep. “I’m busy. Ask Cow.” “Can you help me, Cow?” asks the Little Red Hen. “No,” says Cow. “I’m busy.” 7

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So the Little Red Hen plants the seeds. It’s hard work.

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A week later, the Little Red Hen is in the field again. The wheat needs water to grow. “Can you help me carry the water, Horse?” asks the Little Red Hen. “No,” says Horse. “I’m busy. Ask Sheep or Dog or Cat or Cow.” 9

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All the animals say, “We’re busy.” So the Little Red Hen carries the water and waters the seeds. It’s hard work.

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Some weeks later, the wheat is very tall. It is ready to be cut and taken to the mill.

“Can you help me, Dog?” asks the Little Red Hen.

“No,” says Dog, “I’m busy. Ask Horse.”

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“Can you help me, Horse?” asks the Little Red Hen. “No,” says Horse, “I’m busy. Ask Sheep.” 13

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“No,” says Sheep. “I’m busy. Ask Cow or Cat.”

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The Little Red Hen asks Cow and Cat, but they are busy, too. So the Little Red Hen cuts the wheat and takes it to the mill. It’s hard work. 15

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The flour is very heavy, but the Little Red Hen works hard. Now she can make bread!

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It is hard work to make bread. The Little Red Hen needs help.

“Can you help me, Cow?” asks the Little Red Hen.

“No,” says Cow, “I’m busy. Ask somebody else.”

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The Little Red Hen asks Horse, Dog, Cat and Sheep.

All the animals are too busy to help. So the Little Red Hen makes the bread. It’s hard work.

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The bread is ready. It smells good!

“Can I have some?” asks Dog.

“Can I have some with milk?” asks Cat.

Sheep, Cow and Horse are hungry too.

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They all say, “Please, can we have some bread?” But the Little Red Hen says, “No!”

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“You were all too busy to help me with the hard work. My chicks and I can eat the bread. I think that’s fair, don’t you?”

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