|"A fresh, animated, strongly characterized depiction of a classic nursery tale".--Kirkus. Full-color illustrations.|
From the Publisher:
A retelling of the traditional tale about the little red hen whose lazy friends are unwilling to help her plant, harvest, or grind the wheat into flour, but all are willing to help her eat the bread that she makes from it.
Margot Zemach attended the Los Angeles County Art Institute and received a Fulbright scholarship to study at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. It was while in Vienna that she met her future husband and collaborator, Harvey Fischstrom. The couple produced several books together, Margot serving as illustrator, Harvey as author/reteller under the pen name of Harve Zemach. Their book, THE JUDGE: AN UNTRUE TALE, was named a 1970 Caldecott Honor Book. In 1974, their collaboration DUFFY AND THE DEVIL: A CORNISH TALE won the Caldecott Medal. Harvey Fischstrom died in 1974; Margot Zemach continued to work as an illustrator until her death in 1989.