“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Bibliographic Information: The Little Red Hen and the Passover Matzah. Written by Leslie Kimmelman. Illustrated by Paul Meisel. Holiday House c. 2010, 32pp.
Reading Level: AD (adult directed) 530L
Synopsis: The Little Red Hen needs to make the Passover matzah for Seder dinner. As in typical versions of this story, the Little Red Hen repeated asks her friends for help making the matzah, but they always decline. In the end, Little Red Hen was kind and let her friends share in Seder dinner with her, but they had to wash the dishes.
Rationale for Use: This book could be used to discuss different versions of the same story. It could also be utilized for discussions on different cultures and holidays.
Common Core Connection: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.9 Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.