My kids have recently been enjoying Philemon Sturges’s The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza. It’s a retelling of the classic little red hen story in which little hen works hard to make a loaf of bread, no one helps her, but everyone wants to eat the bread. In the end, they go hungry while she pigs out on bread. In this version, while no one wants to help the hen, she is benevolent and let’s them come to the pizza party anyways. They even help clean up in the end.
The last time we read the book, Mr. P. said, “I want to make a pizza.”
Wish granted. My dad came over to join in the fun.
(happiest pizza I ever did see)