Gingerbread Baby

Gingerbread Baby


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Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett, Jan Brett

Jan Brett's highly original version of the Gingerbread Boy story has quickly become a family classic. Now, the charming tale of Matti's clever trap for the runaway Gingerbread Baby is available as a beautiful board book for younger readers. And it still features a surprise lift-the-flap gingerbread house at the end!

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399234446
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 10/28/1999
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 56,255
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: AD430L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

With over thirty four million books in print, Jan Brett is one of the nation's foremost author illustrators of children's books. Jan lives in a seacoast town in Massachusetts, close to where she grew up. During the summer her family moves to a home in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts.

As a child, Jan Brett decided to be an illustrator and spent many hours reading and drawing. She says, "I remember the special quiet of rainy days when I felt that I could enter the pages of my beautiful picture books. Now I try to recreate that feeling of believing that the imaginary place I'm drawing really exists. The detail in my work helps to convince me, and I hope others as well, that such places might be real."

As a student at the Boston Museum School, she spent hours in the Museum of Fine Arts. "It was overwhelming to see the room-size landscapes and towering stone sculptures, and then moments later to refocus on delicately embroidered kimonos and ancient porcelain," she says. "I'm delighted and surprised when fragments of these beautiful images come back to me in my painting."

Travel is also a constant inspiration. Together with her husband, Joe Hearne, who is a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Jan visits many different countries where she researches the architecture and costumes that appear in her work. "From cave paintings to Norwegian sleighs, to Japanese gardens, I study the traditions of the many countries I visit and use them as a starting point for my children's books."

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Gingerbread Baby 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a teacher. We read lots of gingerbread stories and this by far was my class's favorite.
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Nana1950NG More than 1 year ago
This is a twist on the Gingerbread Boy story I grew up with. It is fun and energetic and keeps the kids entertained. The colorful pictures and old world traditional feel makes this a very special book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I use this for discussion with a group of 2 or more children. I made a small fabric gingerbread doll to go with the book.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Gingerbread Baby is a traditional tale. This book puts a different story that follows the same theme as the Gingerbread Man. Some of the same things happen throughout the story that happened in the original gingerbread man story. The little gingerbread baby says, ¿I am the gingerbread baby, fresh from the pan, If you want me, Catch me if you can.¿ Find out if the sly fox is the same one that catches the gingerbread baby or is it someone else. This is a traditional story. I really liked reading it. I found out that there is more than one story that has the same kind of theme as the gingerbread man. This book would be suitable for grades 1-4. The author Jan Brett was born in Massachusetts. She still lives on there on the seacoast. She spends her summers in the mountains where she does most of her writing. Most of Jan¿s books have to do with animals or nature. Brett, Jan. Gingerbread Baby. New York: G.P. Putnam¿s Sons, 1999.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We first discovered this book at our local library and my 4 year old daughter just fell in love with it! It has become one of her most requested bedtime books. The pictures are wonderful and the story is enchanting, much the same as 'The Mitten'.