Hilda is a small, speckled hen. And when Hilda makes up her mind, nothing can stop her. Hilda’s auntie has just had a family of chicks, and she’s determined to visit them. But how is Hilda going to travel the five miles to her auntie’s farm?...
|Title||:||The Hen Who Wouldn't Give Up|
|Number of Pages||:||112 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Hen Who Wouldn't Give Up Reviews
For some unknown reason I am attracted to books with chickens as characters so when I saw this title I thought, why not?! It's a young reader chapter book but I had hoped it would have been more of a picture book. Anyway, Hilda is a determined hen who spends the first half of the book trying to find transportation to visit a nearby farm and the other half as a broody hen trying to hide her eggs. It's cute...and it was written by an English author so the entire read is filled with British terms which was what I loved the most!! On the flip side, might not sit well for some parents reading to their children, most noteably, the steamroller drivers "baccy tin" and the entire chapter where Hilda is taught that hitch-hiking is the answer to all her transportation woes!!
Very cute, and I love that the publishers kept the British English for the American market. A teensy bit disturbing as Hilda the Hen certainly gets her feathers ruffled quite a lot (but I think only an adult would be bothered by this). This is one of several in a series devoted to lovable and endearing animals --there's a book starring a kitty, a seal, an aardvark, etc. Recommended to animal lovers just starting with in-between books.
Probably my favorite Jill Tomlinson book. It follows Hilda, a small hen, who has many adventures trying to get over to the next town to visit her aunt. Wonderful story of perseverance, following ones dreams, and of being polite to those who help us.
This hen has pluck and fortitude! Hilda is a spirited hero, unflinching in the face of repeated failure and all the while keeping up a positive outlook. How Jill Tomlinson was able to convey so much adventure and drama through the life of a chicken, I'll never know. But I like it!!
This was one of my favourite audiobooks growing up.
A very fun book.