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Gingerbread Friends

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by Jan Brett
 

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Jan Brett's popular winter tale--now in board book!

Confident and excited to make new friends, the Gingerbread Baby happens upon a bakery, where he dances and prances in front of a sugar cookie girl, trying to make friends. But she just stares and doesn’t say a word, like all the other sweet treats he tries to meet.

Discouraged, the

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Jan Brett's popular winter tale--now in board book!

Confident and excited to make new friends, the Gingerbread Baby happens upon a bakery, where he dances and prances in front of a sugar cookie girl, trying to make friends. But she just stares and doesn’t say a word, like all the other sweet treats he tries to meet.

Discouraged, the Gingerbread Baby runs home, chased by a long line of hungry creatures, where Mattie has a fantastic surprise for him--gingerbread friends that fill a giant fold-out page.

Irresistible images inside the confectionery and outside in the snowy Swiss countryside will delight Jan Brett fans.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 2

Brett's highly detailed, luscious illustrations do a fine job telling this story for nonreaders, while readers and listeners will enjoy Gingerbread Baby's energy and enthusiasm. The roly-poly youngster lives in a gingerbread house in the bedroom of a boy named Mattie, but longs for fun and adventure. While Mattie is too busy in the kitchen to play with him, the Gingerbread Baby heads to the village to look for a friend of his own. He finds some good prospects at the bakery but ends up being chased by a mouse, followed by the baker and his wife, and eventually a red fox. The riotous run brings him back to Mattie's house where he finds an elaborately decorated cookie and candy village with a lot of gingerbread friends for him. Sidebars offer instructions for making gingerbread friends to eat and enjoy. The special foldout adds an element of surprise and delight for storytimes or one-on-one sharing.-Lisa Falk, Los Angeles Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399251610
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
09/11/2008
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
53,161
Product dimensions:
11.24(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.46(d)
Lexile:
AD810L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Jan Brett lives in a Seacoast town in Massachusetts close to where she grew up.  She has over 40 million books in print and takes extensive research trips all over the world to craft the intricate details in her books. Her life-like illustrations of animals, landscapes, and cultural flourishes are adored for their classic beauty.  Other fascinating areas of her life include being: an award-winning breeder of ornamental fowl (fancy chickens!), a 12-time Boston Marathon runner; and a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra Board of Trustees.

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Gingerbread Friends 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This books looks adorable, but it crashes the Nook Kids app every time I try to open it. Then I have to delete my library and reinstall. The Nook Kids for iPad app needs to be updated.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful sequel, or book by itself. Illustrations are beautiful. I've read it to my 5 yr old and to K-2 grades at school. They all love it! The side illustrations lead to lots of clues for predicitons, and disscussions.
HI-there1 More than 1 year ago
My kids love this book even more than the first one, &quot;Gingerbread baby.&quot; Fun story and excellent pictures!
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Beautiful and detailed illustrations. Fun story to share with your children many, many times.
AEC38 More than 1 year ago
I have used her books, this new one included, in my teaching of young children and find many values in them. They promote good discussions of behavior, customs, character quality, and life skills.
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