The bossy hen is on her way to market with a basket of eggs when she muddies her foot. In a succession of demands on the local flora, fauna and villagers, Hen learns the usefulness of courtesy and respect when none of her requests are heeded. Ivana Rasin illustrated this tale with authentic Croatian images in vivid color. Irena Stanic Rasin chose each word to exactly fit the sense of the story, offering young readers rich vocabulary within a pattern that invites children to anticipate and join the repeating phrases: “No way!” in response to Hen’s imperious orders. In a particularly hilarious conclusion, Hen’s memory falters when her face is muddied after tripping on a pumpkin pile at market. “How did it go again?” she asks, trying to recall the lesson just learned. Her young readers will know.