Storytime with the Hungry Hen

Hungry Hen
Hungry Hen by Richard Waring
Published by HarperCollins
December 2001
The story follows a “hungry” hen who eats, and eats and the more she eats the bigger she gets. There’s a fox in the story who is eagerly watching and waiting for the hen to get bigger and bigger, thinking that the bigger she is the tastier she’ll be. I love this story. It’s simple with very short text and a hilarious surprise ending which always gets laughter from the children and their parents.
It also allows for a lot of flexibility in finding companion books to tie in : Food animals eat, size, chickens, farm. . .
One of the activities we’re doing is The Chicken Dance which is inspired by Oktoberfest-(a big event in my city)

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