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The Gingerbread Man

The Gingerbread Man

by Hugh Lupton, Diana Mayo (Illustrator)

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-Yet another retelling of the traditional tale, this time with a modern setting. Ollie Blaster bakes a gingerbread man with his two aunts, and suddenly the oven door bursts open and out jumps Johnny Cake. Running out the kitchen door, through the garden, and down the street, he is soon followed by Ollie, Aunts Hetty and Betty, two ditch diggers, two old lady stitchers, a bear, and a hare. Eventually a fox lures him closer on pretense of being deaf, and gobbles him up. Bright-colored, detailed acrylic artwork adds humor to the sprightly retelling: the two aunts bending over the garden, two frumpy old ladies endeavoring to climb over a sty, and the sly fox spying on them along the way. This version is fun to look at, but for reading aloud, Paul Galdone's The Gingerbread Boy (Clarion, 1979) has crisper language and rhythmic refrains that beg to be repeated.-Sally R. Dow, Ossining Public Library, NY Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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Barefoot Books
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Product dimensions:
10.26(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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