Six Chicks by Henrietta Branford


Six Chicks by Henrietta Branford

A tender bedtime story Red Hen has got six lively chicks to settle off to sleep. She snuggles them all around her and sings them songs, sweet and low. The chicks become drowsy but only one chick goes to sleep. And so Red Hen chats cheerfully for a while but, again, only one more chick goes to sleep. With infinite patience the Red Hen continues telling stories, rocking and cuddling until all her chicks, except one, are asleep. The last little chick has to be told the sleepy-time secret spell before he too falls fast asleep.


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About the Author

Henrietta Branford
Henrietta Branford was born in India in 1946. Her father was a soldier and they soon moved to Jordan,Henrietta didn’t start writing until she was about 40 years old.Henrietta was diagnosed with breast cancer in December 1997. During the following year she had three operations and chemotherapy, but her cancer turned out to be very vigorous and could not be treated effectively. She died at home aged 53 in Southampton on 23 April 1999.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 2


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Publication date

1st March 2004



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