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The Little Gingerbread Man

3.82  ·  Rating Details  ·  50 Ratings  ·  29 Reviews
A surprising new version of the classic Gingerbread Man fairy tale.
ebook, 10 pages
Published 2012
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~~Poulomi Sylphrena Tonk$~~
Cute, sweet, happily-ever-after read. :)
Jordan
Feb 06, 2014 Jordan rated it liked it
"The Little Gingerbread Man"
Carol Moore

This is a story about a little old man and a little old woman, who lived in a cottage on top of a hill called Flowery Hill. The little old woman loved to bake. One day she decided to make gingerbread cookies. She put them in the oven to bake for approximately ten minutes. When she opened the oven to take them out one got up and ran away. The one that ran away said, "Run, run as fast as you can. You can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread man." The little old wo
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Gwendolyn Herman
Mar 22, 2016 Gwendolyn Herman rated it liked it
Shelves: children-s-lit
The Little Gingerbread Man is about a little gingerbread man who goes on an adventure with a butterfly in order to avoid getting eating. He outruns children, horses, a dog, and is almost outsmarted by a fox, but his butterfly friend protects him, leading him toward a place where he won't have to worry about getting eaten. This story puts a creative spin on the original fable, especially given that it is an ebook, but still stays true to the original elements of fantasy. The story centers around ...more
Jacinda Castro
Mar 18, 2016 Jacinda Castro rated it liked it
The story begins with an old woman who love making gingerbread cookies, but has a problem with some of her cookies disappearing sometimes, and blames it on the neighborhood children. One day she leaves a batch of gingerbread cookies on the window sill to cool, and a butterfly then comes and tells the gingerbread men to come with her. One decided to go, the smallest of the batch, and goes on a journey with her, and during this journey he faces many people and animals that wish to eat him, but he ...more
Kelly Kline
Mar 17, 2016 Kelly Kline rated it really liked it
1. What is the book about?
One day, an elderly woman was making gingerbread men. A sneaky butterfly came to the window and convinced one of the gingerbread men to sneak out of his house. The gingerbread man did so but as soon as he followed the butterfly, everyone wanted to eat him. Kids, horses, and dogs were chasing him all throughout town. However, the butterfly was being a good friend and just wanted to bring the gingerbread man to a gingerbread family. Once the gingerbread man went inside th
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Anais Gilder
Mar 02, 2016 Anais Gilder rated it liked it
In this story a little old lady continually bakes ginderbread men. However, she always
has the problem of them disappearing. One day a gingerbread boy was prompted by a butterfly
to come with her. He did, and wherever he went something was trying to eat him. Luckily for
him, he always escaped, sometimes even with the butterfly’s help. In the end of the story, the
butterfly unites the gingerbread boy with a family and they live happily ever after in a
gingerbread house.
This book does encourage interac
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Nicole Schott
Mar 02, 2016 Nicole Schott rated it really liked it
In this story a little old lady continually bakes ginderbread men. However, she always has the problem of them disappearing. One day a gingerbread boy was prompted by a butterfly to come with her. He did, and wherever he went something was trying to eat him. Luckily for him, he always escaped, sometimes even with the butterfly’s help. In the end of the story, the butterfly unites the gingerbread boy with a family and they live happily ever after in a gingerbread house.

This book does encourage in
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Phyleesha Daigle
Oct 16, 2015 Phyleesha Daigle rated it really liked it
I found this e-book through magickeys.com and thought it was absolutely adorable! I loved the storyline about the gingerbread man who turns out to be a boy and is united with a family at the end after almost being eaten so many times. He starts out as the old woman's treat, and in the beginning she talks about how she thinks these naughty kids have been taking her gingerbread and even a whole house that mysteriously disappeared. This last special batch of gingerbread men had one gingerbread smal ...more
Jailah Gamble
Oct 15, 2015 Jailah Gamble rated it liked it
“The Little Gingerbread Man” by Carol Moore starts off with a grandmother who bakes gingerbread cookies for the local neighborhood children. They come every day just to eat her cookies. The grandmother noticed that some of her gingerbread cookies went missing after she had put them near the window. Then one day she bakes a fresh batch of cookies and lays them near the window again. They introduced the second character who is a butterfly that helps one of the gingerbread men escape from the cook ...more
Molly Fefolt
Sep 30, 2015 Molly Fefolt rated it liked it
The Little Gingerbread Man, written and illustrated by Carol Moore, is a classic folktale with a modern twist. We are introduced to an old lady who loves baking gingerbread and is so good that her food is often stolen by neighborhood children. One day she makes an extra big batch of gingerbread men, except for the very last one, who is smaller due to a lack of batter. After being iced and set on the windowsill to cool, the smallest gingerbread man escapes at the word of a friendly blue butterfly ...more
Lauren Gallaspy
Mar 15, 2015 Lauren Gallaspy rated it really liked it
The Little Gingerbread Man illustrated and written by Carol Moore tells the story of an old lady who spends her days making a variety of different gingerbread treats ranging from cupcakes, to cookies, to gingerbread men and gingerbread houses. Every time the old lady bakes the smell fills the neighborhood causing the neighborhood children to come and steal treats from her windowsill. One day a butterfly comes to windowsill drawing the attention of the little gingerbread man and helping him to es ...more
Jonathan Jordan
Mar 08, 2015 Jonathan Jordan rated it it was amazing
Everyone knows the story of the gingerbread man running as fast as he can and gets eaten by a slick fox. Well this story tells that tale but with a twist as the gingerbread man escape the fox due to a friend The butterfly. She is his companion throughout his entire journey and as she rescues the gingerbread man she returns him to a Gingerbread man and woman. Becoming reacquainted the gingerbread man who is now gingerbread boy lives happily ever after with his family. Carol Moore does a great job ...more
Lancee
Mar 08, 2015 Lancee rated it it was amazing
The Little Gingerbread Man is a delightful classic that has such a simple yet fantastic story. An old woman in her house decided to bake gingerbread cookies. While she was preparing her last batch of cookies, she ran out of dough and so the last gingerbread man was smaller than the rest of them. So the little gingerbread man was decorated with extra color and he had sat on the pan to dry with the rest of the gingerbread men. As he was drying, a butterfly came to rescue him so he would not be eat ...more
Joseph
Feb 02, 2015 Joseph rated it really liked it
Shelves: posts-1-3
"The Little Gingerbread Man," written by Carol Moore, combines many elements of common and advanced literary techniques found in higher level readings. The most pronounced was the motif of the gingerbread man outrunning his chasers. Upon a new threat, he would claim he outran the previous, and the gingerbread man can do it again. This demonstrates his perseverance, a lesson that can be reiterated to a child audience.
Another literary element Moore uses in this story is association among traits a
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Amy
Oct 14, 2014 Amy rated it it was amazing
This is a digital story about and old man and woman who lived in a cottage on top of Flowery Hill. The old women loved to bake and decided to make gingerbread cookies one day. She bakes and bakes but everything that she seems to bake disappears. She puts the cookies in the oven to bake for a few minutes, but when she opens the oven one of the cookies got up and ran away. This little cookie ran while saying “run, run as fast as you can, you can’t catch me I’m the gingerbread man!” The little old ...more
Sabina Parvin
Sep 15, 2014 Sabina Parvin rated it it was amazing
The central theme of the story is friendship. It initially starts off with an old lady baking gingerbreads in her oven when suddenly a butterfly comes and takes away the last gingerbread man. The last one was unique in the sense that it was half the size of the other gingerbread men. Running away from the wild animals depicted in the story, he nearly gets eaten by a fox however the butterfly saves him and returns him back to his family. The butterfly represents true loyalty and honesty in the st ...more
Kayla Fjellbo
Aug 29, 2014 Kayla Fjellbo rated it liked it
The Little Gingerbread Man is a very cute story. An old woman bakes gingerbread cookies, cakes, houses, and most of all gingerbread men and women. The old woman bakes and bakes and bakes but everything she bakes seems to disappear. As the story switches narrative views from the old woman to the gingerbread the reader finds out that these gingerbread men and women are magical. They can walk, talk, and run like any other human being. One special small gingerbread man finds his way to a butterfly w ...more
Lindsey
Mar 22, 2016 Lindsey rated it really liked it
The little gingerbread man by Carol Moore was a very cute classic book. The book is about an old woman who lives in a little house on top of the hill and she loves to bake. One day she makes gingerbread men, and one of them runs away, she tries to catch him, but she can't. The gingerbread man runs through many obstacles, he field of flowers, ran into a duck by the pond where a fox almost eats him, but the butterfly saves him.
This short story I read online, and it was nice to read it online, bec
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Samantha Gardner
Mar 17, 2016 Samantha Gardner rated it really liked it
I read this book on magickeys.com and I had just read Rainbow Fish on an online website and I did not have the same experience. Rainbow Fish was more of a video and this was just a page you just scroll down (more set up like a website) and then to get to the next page you had to click a number. I thought this is fine but I really enjoyed how the video worked better. I wish it either looked more like a book or had more interactive options.

Anyways this book was a cute story. The old lady bakes gi
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Jayne Hill
Mar 31, 2014 Jayne Hill rated it liked it
This digital book contained ten pages with one illustrated picture per page. It is nice having online access to this familiar story. Having books digitally available helps the students pull up books to read if they do not have physical books at home. I liked this quote that the old woman said, "They don't understand all they have to do is knock on the door and I'll give them my gingerbread treats." I felt it could be used as a teaching moment. This book also can be used to teach sequencing. As t ...more
Aysha Bibi
Sep 15, 2014 Aysha Bibi rated it it was amazing
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Kevin
Oct 16, 2015 Kevin rated it it was ok
This e-book has a happy ending instead of a moral lesson. If you believe gingerbread can run and talk this is a great book. The e-book does not make the book any better or enhanced. The arrows allowed for the reader to fluidly move through pages. It did not use multi use media to enhance the story, and did not increase the shelf life of the text if it is not a book already. The gingerbread man with a sappy family feel good ending, not for me. Kevin c
Emily Towery
Nov 29, 2015 Emily Towery rated it liked it
This is the cutest book to read to children around the Christmas holiday. It is so fun and entertaining and keeps the children on their toes. It is funny that the Grandmother thought that the children were taking her cookies, but it was really the butterfly. This is so funny for younger ages and such a great story to read around the holidays.
Lisa Nguyen
Apr 06, 2016 Lisa Nguyen rated it really liked it
Cute children's tale of trust and friendship. Easy and quick read. I read that book online so it was easy to find. There was one illustration on each page.
Alysha DeShaé
Sep 21, 2014 Alysha DeShaé rated it it was amazing
An adorable retelling of the Gingerbread Man story. Read here for free: http://www.magickeys.com/books/ginger...
Debora Ashling
I love this book and its good for children and has good values
Nick Meinke
Sep 11, 2014 Nick Meinke rated it really liked it
Very good book, although it made me extremely hungry!
Amalie
Aug 29, 2015 Amalie rated it really liked it
A nice story with a good massage to children.
Hyacinth
Dec 19, 2013 Hyacinth rated it really liked it
Shelves: children, classics
Very cute, nice illustration.
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