Once there was a lile red hen. She lived with her friends the dog Max and the horse named Scout. They also lived with a sheep named Shawn and the pig named Oinkers. One day Lile Red Hen was walking in the ﬁeld, when she stumbled upon some wheat seeds. Lile Red Hen had an idea. ” I could plant these seeds and make bread!” she clucked. So she went home and did just that.
“Who will help me plant this wheat?”, asked Lile Red Hen “I’m busy with a bone.” barked Max. “I am pracOcing my galloping”, neighed Scout. “I am grazing”, baaed Shawn. “EaOng”, snorted Oinkers with a mouthful of slop. “If you want to be lazy then I will plant the seeds”, mumbled Lile Red Hen.
So she did. She planted those seeds and watered them. She watered the seeds for a month unOl harvest. “Who will help me harvest the wheat?” Lile Red Hen asked. “I won’t”, said lazy Max. “I won’t”, said sleepy Scout “I won’t”, said yawning Shawn. “Honk-‐shu”, said sleeping Oinkers. “ Then I will!” announced Lile Red Hen. So she got to work. By sundown she had a beauOful crop in bundles ready to be taken to the mill. The next morning Lile Red Hen got up early. She asked Max, ” Will you come with me to the mill to grind the
wheat.” Max explained ,” I do not have Ome for this silly nonsense. I have squirrels to chase.” “ I have galloping to do,” admied Scout. “ I have grazing to do ,” noted Shawn. “ I have to be in the cherry orchard. There is free cherry picking!” oinked Oinkers. “Well if you have other things to do,” said Lile Red Hen hotly.
So she brought the wheat to the mill to and got it ground into ﬂour. She made it home by the aUernoon. “ Who will help me cook some bread?” “ I won’t,” said Max “ I won’t,” said Scout “ I won’t,” said Shawn And the only sound of Oinkers was a faint oink in the distance. “Ok, I guess I’ll do it myself,” sighed Lile Red Hen. Soon the kitchen smelled heavenly. Max smelled the bread ﬁrst and sat by the window smelling the delicious bread.
Scout smelled the bread next and stood by the window with Max. Shawn smelled the bread and came to the window with the friends. Oinkers smelled the bread and came running toward the window. The bread was ready. Lile Red Hen brought the bread out. “ Who will help me eat this bread?”, asked Lile Red Hen. “ I will!”, shouted Max “ I will!”, shouted Scout “ I will!”, shouted Shawn “ I will!”, shouted Oinkers.
“ Well, too bad!”, snapped Lile Red Hen. “ You never helped me. So, too bad.” And she gobbled that bread up.