Book: The Little Green Hen (Story Book Series) by Paul Daycategories: Book, Adventure, Children, Chickens, Hens, Snakes, Owls, Foxes, Doves, Rhyme, Stories, Picture Book, Children's Book
Paul G Dayabout this book: This is a children's book written in rhyming verse about the adventures of an endearing little green hen. After a mishap with green paint, she feels dejected by the other hens and decides to leave the farm to make her own way in the big wide world. As she embarks on her great adventure, she will meet fascinating characters and will meet danger head on. In the end, she learns to value herself and her place in life. After all her travels and all the things she is able to do, she is still an ordinary little hen, but one who has done some extraordinary things.
This book is written primarily for ages 4 to 8, but will be enjoyed by anyone who loves adventure. Adults will find the characters endearing and will see themselves in the sub text, whilst children will identify with the familiar character of Glenys the Little Green Hen and the characters she meets.
The title came to me when I was preparing to write another entry in the Red Bear series. I had already written six of those so I decided instead to write about a little hen who is clumsy and is isolated by her peers. There was already a book called the Little Red Hen, which both young and old will already know. I wanted to tell my own story.
Writing this has been easy, but polishing it has been very difficult. The story has been worked and re-worked a number of times. I learnt a great deal from writing this book about myself and my own journey. As with Red Bear, I have poured a lot of myself into the character. Growing up as one of 9 siblings helped shape me into the person I am, but it didn't come without a great deal of growing pains and trouble. I was told long ago, that the best way to write children's books is to write about yourself, because you know yourself better than anyone. Putting myself into the characters and their situations has been liberating and therapeutic. So, when you read about Glenys or Red Bear, you are really reading about me, or at least me when I was little.
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