Learning about homophones (words that sound the same but have different meanings and spellings) and homonyms (words that sound alike and are spelled the same but have different meanings) is laugh-out-loud fun in this retelling of "The Little Red Hen."
Monkey is making a banana cream pie but needs help. Aunt Ant is busy going to visit her niece. Bee has too many things to do; the next shipment of honey is due. Monkey yells himself hoarse until Horse arrives, but Horse neighs and says nay. Lucky for Monkey, the friends in by cleaning up banana peels and get some pie after all.
Rendered in oil pastels on brown paper and executed with bold planes of color, pattern, and contrast, the illustrations in this book are bright and full of energy . . . just like Monkey himself!
This book is aligned with the Language Arts COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS for kindergartners in Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: (4.a) and first graders in Key Ideas and Details: (RL.1.1-2).
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"Fun on many levels, this has a sure spot in classrooms and storytimes as fable, grammar lesson and wordplay all rolled into one."—Kirkus Reviews