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The Gingerbread Man by Jim Aylesworth
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Dec 06, 09

bookshelves: traditional-literature
Read in December, 2009

The Gingerbread Man

Grades K-3rd

McClintock illustrated this aged tale of the Gingerbread Man fleeing from the little old woman, the butcher with his knife and so on. The characters are drawn very life like except for the Gingerbread Man. He is a little colorful cookie who looks like he does not belong on the page. The illustrations take up a little more than half of each page leaving the text to be a backdrop in the landscape. The text is very catchy and rhymes which makes for a good read. “And quick as a wink, before he could think, with a snap and a snick, and a lap and lick, The Gingerbread Man was gone!” This fable is one that students have heard over and over again but not always with the same ending. Students will enjoy the chase and the not knowing of what is going to happen at the end of the story.

Physical development and health/science

Science example: Students can bake and create their own gingerbread cookies and discuss the ingredients used to make gingerbread. Then they can retell the story with their own gingerbread man while they eat it!
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