Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Ernst, L. C. (2006). The gingerbread girl. New York: Dutton Children’s Books.

After the tragic death of the gingerbread boy, who was tricked and eaten by a fox, the little old man and the little old lady decide to try again. They are so very lonely, and decide this time, they will bake a gingerbread girl, who shall be covered with sweets, because a sweet little girl would not run away from them! As soon as the gingerbread girl leaves the oven, many people who would like to eat her pursue her. Will the gingerbread girl be able to avoid the same tragic fate as her older brother? Or is she clever enough to out trick a fox? When read aloud to children, they are easily able to chant along to “with a leap and a twirl, you can’t catch me! I’m the gingerbread girl!”

Highly Recommended ****

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