The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza by Philemon Sturges

The Little Red Hen (Makes a Pizza) - Philomen Sturges, Amy Walrod

A classic folktale takes on a modern new twist when the Little Red Hen decides to make a pizza in The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza.  This tale is about a hen who is in desperate need of help running errands and gathering supplies while making her pizza. But to her dismay, her friends were too busy playing to help her until it was time to eat the pizza.  The friends learn a valuable lesson and experience a change in heart after their selfless friend shares despite their selfish ways.  I would use this book with my students to teach compare and contrast using the characters of the story.  I would also integrate this book study in with my literacy and math centers using the pizza theme and finish off with having my students make their own pizzas.