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The gingerbread man

by Kimmel, Eric A.

Format: Book on CD 1994
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
Location Collection Call #
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Childrens' Audio Visual j CD KIT GIN
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
Collection  Childrens' Audio Visual
Call Number  j CD KIT GIN
A delicious take on a classic story. . . .

When an elderly couple decides to bake gingerbread one day, they have no idea what they're getting in to. As soon as the gingerbread man is all dressed up in his peppermint buttons, he leaps off the table and runs out the door!

Chase along in Eric A. Kimmel's retelling of this classic kids story as the man and woman, a dog, a pig, and more pursue the quick-on-his-feet cookie in a simple text, perfect for reading aloud, featuring strong patterns and repeated refrains that young listeners will want to read along with.

The gingerbread man runs and runs, as fast as he can . . . until he meets a wily fox, whose promise to help him escape isn't all it seems.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 3-5. The familiar tale gets a lift in this sprightly edition. Though the story begins "Once upon a time," the time seems to be modern: the old man and the old woman are ensconced in an appealing farmhouse complete with gas stove. Whatever the comforts of his home, the gingerbread man, with his licorice eyes and three peppermint buttons, has no intention of staying, and off he runs, taunting everyone he meets with, "I'll run and run as fast as I can. / You can't catch me. I'm the Gingerbread Man!" Of course, the fox does catch him--big time--but this version softens the ending with a final page of fresh, recently baked gingerbread men. This is a story that calls for energetic art, and Lloyd provides just that in warm-toned watercolors that feature the gingerbread man zipping across the pages. A compact text and suitably large pictures make this just right for groups. ~--Ilene Cooper"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Fairy tales.
Children's audiobooks.
Publisher Pine Plains, NY : New York :Live Oak Media ;1994
Holiday House,
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Lloyd, Megan.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
System Details Compact disc.
Description 1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book ([ii, 30] pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 26 cm)
ISBN 0823411370 (pbk.)
9780823411375 (pbk.)
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