This is a read-aloud of A Little Golden Book’s “Chicken Little,” a folk tale retold by Stella Williams Nathan and illustrated by June Goldborough. When an acorn hits Chicken Little on the head, she believes the sky is falling. She runs to tell the king, and by and by, she meets other animals along the way. Eventually, they run into a sly fox, whose intention is to gobble them up!” What do you think the moral of this story is? Feel free to leave me a comment with your ideas.
This version of “The Little Red Hen” was illustrated by Linda McQueen. Little Red Hen finds some grains of wheat and is determined to bake a loaf of bread. Will lazy Dog, vain Cat, and gossipy Goose help her with the tasks it takes to grow the wheat and make the bread, or are they only interested in tasting the reward? The Little Red Hen is an excellent book to spur a philosophical discussion with children. Try asking them questions such as: Should the other animals help Little Red Hen? Why or why not? Should Little Red Hen be more forgiving? Why do you think so? etc. To follow along with your own copy of this book, visit your local library. If you find another version of this story, feel free to tell me about it in the comments!