morning the Tomten steals an egg from Henny's nest, then runs away to cook
it in his little kettle and gobble it down for breakfast. Henny
doesn't like the Tomten taking her egg, but she doesn't do anything --
until one day when a goose swims by with a new brood of little
goslings. Then Henny wants chicks of her own. How will she
ever get the Tomten to stop stealing her eggs?
With the help of her friend Hedgie, the little
hen finally gets to keep her eggs through a sharp and clever plan that in
the end surprises even Henny.
Beloved best-selling author Jan Brett captures
the mischievous nature of a Danish Tomten, along with Henny and that
favorite hedgehog, Hedgie. Luminous watercolors, complete with
intricately patterned needlepoint borders, capture the humor and
playfulness of the tale as well as the beauty of a Scandinavian farm.