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The Gingerbread Man

3.93  ·  Rating Details ·  197 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews
He escapes and eludes many animals until meeting a clever fox.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published January 1st 1993 by Holiday House
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Shanna Gonzalez
Sep 24, 2011 Shanna Gonzalez rated it really liked it
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Here is another delicious version of the classic story of the little Gingerbread Man who leaped from the oven and led a merry chase. Eric Kimmell's snappy, fast-moving text and rhyming, rhythmic taunt draw readers into the story, leading them from scene to scene up to the traditional ending -- which is softened by an additional rhyme, showing a troop of gingerbread people leaping from a fresh cookie sheet. Megan Lloyd brings Kimmell's text to vibrant life, updating the traditional scene: the ...more
Jan 27, 2010 Sharon rated it really liked it
This book was especially amazing to use to teach English language learners because you can emphasize plot and story structure which are two essential narrative elements. It provides a multitude of activities that can be used to go along with it. For example, in my Kindergarten classroom, I did a lesson with this story in which I had students create their own gingerbread man using felt pieces which they really enjoyed. First I showed them the pieces I created for the story such as pieces for the ...more
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Jun 22, 2012 Olugbemisola Ogutuga rated it really liked it
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The gingerbread man jumps out of the oven and ran away from the old woman, he ran away from every one he met until he met a fox who was more clever than him. he told him to climb on his tail to keep him from been wet, then he told him to climp on his back, his head, and finally his nose, then he thrust him into his mouth. The book uses simple language that children can easily understand and enjoy.
Jennifer Tarr
Oct 05, 2009 Jennifer Tarr rated it really liked it
I am fond of this straightforward retelling of the classic tale and have successfully used it with 3rd, 4th and 5th grade ESL students who are building conversational English but lagging some structure. We would read and re-read this version, make gingerbread men, and then compare and contrast it with 2 - 3 variations on this tale. Story aside, this is rich with language lessons--run/ran, fast/faster, synonyms jumped/leaped/hopped, and more. An enjoyable way to repeat and review language.
May 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book has a sense of humour to it that makes it enjoyable to read aloud and for independent reading. It is about a baker who baked a gingerbread man who ran out of the oven. The gingerbread man was chased and in the end caught by the fox who pretended to be his friend and in the end ate him. Children will enjoy the character coming to life and lets of questions can be asked in regards to knowledge of baking and cooking. Suitable from 3 onwards.
Kaitlin Godziela
Sep 07, 2012 Kaitlin Godziela rated it it was amazing
My mother would always read this book to me around Christmas time, because we always had gingerbread growing up during this time. I always remembered being so frightened and scared for him on his journey. It is a fun book that can get any child in the mood and keep their attention. Without a doubt I would recommend this book, it is one of my favorite all time classics!
Endya Melvin
This is a story of a man a women who baked a gingerbread man because they didn’t have any children and they were lonely. When the gingerbread boy was taking out of the oven, he jumped off the pan and started to run. He ran as fast as he could because all of the animals in the farm tried to eat him. I would use this book to teach students sequencings and the order of events of a story.
Ja'kia Bryant
Dec 06, 2014 Ja'kia Bryant rated it liked it
The gingerbread man was written by Eric Kimmel. It is about a gingerbread who escapes from an oven and meet with the fox. In this box, it included a strong plot. However, it is very inspiring and entertaining. The pictures are so colorful. Eric Kimmel used a fast-moving and rhyming words to connect to this story and create a fun experiences for his readers.
Aroma!!!! WOW! What a cool word :-) No one knew what this word meant so year ones learnt something new today.
We had a chat about what the lady, cow and horse might have been feeling after the fox ate the gingerbread man.
Dec 18, 2009 Katherine rated it did not like it
Why do books about the Gingerbread Man struggle so much with proportion and perspective? The size of the Gingerbread Man in proportion to his surroundings changes in every scene. Also, this is not the most interesting version of the story.
Trisha Stragand
Mar 19, 2013 Trisha Stragand rated it really liked it
This is a cute version of the Gingerbread Man. I like to use this story to teach the students the beginning, middle and end of a story.
Mary Ann
Dec 30, 2014 Mary Ann rated it really liked it
Kimmel brings warmth to this humorous retelling of the classic tale. Children love the fluid prose with its fast pace. The illustrations keep the movement going from page to page.
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Aug 12, 2010 V.D. rated it it was amazing
2nd favorite book of all time to read to students. Great lesson on lying and teasing.
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Eric A. Kimmel was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1946. He attended PS 193, Andries Hudde Junior High School, and Midwood High School. Brooklyn College was across the street from his high school, so he didn’t want to go there. He headed west, to Easton, Pennsylvania where he graduated from Lafayette College in 1967 with a bachelor’s degree in English literature.
Eric worked as an elementary school teache
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