I love reading the Big Fat Hen the version by Keith Baker and following it up with this make and take home book. It is also one of the books I like to have ready for Back to School Night or Open House. The kids come in and are excited to read the book to their parents. The students will color, cut, glue, and write as they make their own copy of Big Fat Hen. This one is exciting because they really can read the book once it is completed.
If you are doing this at the beginning of the school year, you may want to use the traceable words version or if you are doing this at the end of the year your students may be able to write the words on their own.