The Gingerbread Kid Goes to Schoolby Joan Holub, Debbie Palen, Andrew Bates
A silly twist on the classic tale. The school principal bakes a gingerbread cookie and brings it to school in his lunchbox. When the principal opens his lunchbox, the gingerbread kid winks and jumps off the desk. Where is he off to in such a hurry?
- Penguin Young Readers Group
- Publication date:
- Penguin Young Readers Level 2 Series
- Sold by:
- Penguin Group
- NOOK Book
- Sales rank:
- AD370L (what's this?)
- File size:
- 49 MB
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- Age Range:
- 6 - 7 Years
Meet the Author
Joan Holub is the author and/or illustrator of many books for children. She lives in North Carolina, where the famous groundhog Sir Walter Wally helps watch the weather at the Museum of Natural Sciences. You can visit Joan at www.joanholub.com.
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The gingerbread boy fools the principal, lunch ladies, teachers, and the coach. But he doesn't fool a smart child who enjoys reading. There's a good message here, subtly infused in a cute, action-packed story that engages kids and has a twist ending. My kids especially enjoyed the fact that a child foils the gingerbread kid after the grown-ups are unable to. I think the illustrations by Debbie Palen are wonderful, too.
The principal bakes the gingerbread cookie in this tale. It's great for kids to see a male role model that cooks! The art is bright and attractive. First graders like to see lots of action, so they like the escapades with the art teachers, lunch ladies, gym coaches, etc. The fact that a child outwits the cookie at the surprising end also appeals to kids. This is a wonderful book for the beginning of the school year and also for any cooking activities. I highly recommend it.