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Catch That Cookie!

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  412 ratings  ·  96 reviews
Solve the riddles to find the runaway gingerbread men in this funny and magical cookie hunt!

Marshall knows one thing for sure, despite what all the stories say: Gingerbread men cannot run. Cookies are for eating, and he can't wait to eat his after spending all morning baking them with his class. But when it's time to take the gingerbread men out of the oven . . . they're g
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 14th 2014 by Dial Books
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Tj Shay
Aug 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Sweet and clever, this is a great and fun book.
Feb 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kid-lit
This clever take on the gingerbread man story focuses on the "hunt" that so many school-aged children go on with their teacher! Marshall is positive there is no such thing as a runaway gingerbread man but he soon finds himself caught up in the class' scavenger hunt. This is an excellent read aloud for gingerbread day!
Dorine White
Dec 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
The Story-
Marshall and his class have been learning about Gingerbread cookies all week long. They've also heard the tale of The Little Gingerbread Boy. So, when his teacher announces that they are going to bake their own cookies, he is so excited. He doesn't believe that gingerbread cookies can run away for real, but then they do! His school class has to follow a bunch of clues left by the absent gingerbread men to find their treats. When they find their cookies, it is if they really did run aw
Emmaline MacBeath
Oct 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book, Catch That Cookie, is based on an activity that is well known to many young school students. When I was a teacher, the kindergarten teachers had a gingerbread hunt every year. After making their gingerbread men, they had to follow the clues to find where the men had run off to. In this book, Marshall doesn't believe gingerbread men can run away, until he sees it for himself. His class follows the clues until the gingerbread men are caught. What a fun journey!

The illustrations in this
Brooke Hicks
Dec 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was an awesome picture book about a gingerbread man that got away after being made in class, I read this book for my boyfriend's two sons and they absolutely loved it. They started reading along with me and were obsessed with the picture quality. I thought the story was very intriguing and kept the reader wanting to follow along. The book also had a lot of suspense which I personally love. The illustrations used color to depict the characters that were in action. Whenever the illustrator wa ...more
Age: Kindergarten-2nd grade
Fairytale: about the Gingerbread Man

One reluctant boy with a dwindling imagination can't stand listening to one more story about gingerbread men. "They can't run!" he declares. Well, when the class makes their own gingerbread cookies, they are no where to be found, leaving hints along the way. Intrigued by the chase, Marshall decides to solve the mystery of the runaway cookies.

A cute celebration of imagination that does NOT end with a wink to the parents that it was f
Marshall's class does a unit on The Gingerbread Man at school. After listening to the story all week and making his own tasty Gingerbread Man he doubts that the cookies will run away like in the book. What follows is a mystery complete with rhyming clues detailing the cookies' journey.

Good story! Thoroughly satisfying with a great ending. I like the characterization here and the rhyming clues are fun for solving along with Marshall and his classmates.

Pen and ink, watercolor and colored pencil a
Dec 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Marshall is a down to earth kid. He knows gingerbread men can’t run. But when they do indeed disappear from the oven at school he’s pulled into the scavenger hunt. They race from one clue to the next trying to solve the mystery of the missing gingerbread men. At the end of the day Marshall knows the G-men can run and will if you give them a chance. Lock the doors, Dad! Watch Marshall problem solve. This book is just so much fun with David Small’s illustrations it’s a perfect recipe.
What a gem! Illustrations by David Small. I suspect this will be a huge hit this fall. As a companion to the traditional gingerbread man story or all by itself, this clever picture book celebrates the power of "believing". Sure to be read again and again. P.S. The drawing with Raggedy Ann and Barbie napping on the floor was hysterical.
Nov 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Catch That Cookie! (Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, August 14, 2014) written by Hallie Durand with pictures by David Small is an extraordinarily tasty tale mixing all the necessary ingredients for a recipe readers will remember.

My full recommendation:
Heydi Smith
Sep 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids-storytime
A great story to read during the winter months and in conjunction with The Gingerbread Story. I think this would be a great book for storytimes about cookies or food. A good flannelboard would be The Runaway Cookies or the Cookie Jar People (same story, but called different things).
Sep 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Cute for the K-2 set who's skeptical of folk tales like the Gingerbread Man. Some great vocabulary words like "sleuthing".
Edward Sullivan
Sep 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
A delightful, clever take on the Gingerbread Man stories with wonderful illustrations by David Small.
A cute take on the "Run' Run' Gingerbread Man" stories.
Oct 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Adorable, interactive picture book for kids-just in time for Christmas. Loved the catchy, rhyming tone. Where did the gingerbread men go?
Amanda Snow
Sep 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Super fun take on the story of the Gingerbread Man. Great for a read aloud to slightly older children... especially those having trouble using their imagination!
Oct 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
The skeptical child who doesn't believe in the story The Gingerbread Man might have to change his mind, as the evidence stacks up against him. Cute!
Liz Todd
Sep 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Loved this. I know exactly who needs to read this book. The question is whether I really need to read it to the whole class and raise the question of whether gmen can really run. Loved this.
Aug 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
A boy is skeptical that the gingerbread people he and his classmates have made are on the loose.
Feb 24, 2015 rated it liked it
How do you possibly eat that cookie once you know it's been running around? I mean, it's long since violated the 5-second rule, among other compelling reasons.
This book was a fun read. It is nice to see a child who has no time for nonsense portrayed so well in a picture book.
Aug 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Super fun idea for all my elementary school teacher friends.
Lisa D
Aug 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Cute book, enjoyed it, great read
Brindi Michele
Oh, this was cute. Would be a great thing to do with your own kids during Christmastime...go on a gingerbread man hunt! (twist on the gingerbread man)
Sep 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Original retelling of a traditional favorite may become a new favorite! This is a dilemma my students face annually, and they also come to believe in the life of gingerbread men!
Sep 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture, 2014
Perfect for those skeptical kindergarteners when they read gingerbread baby, etc. Durand perfectly captures the attitude of such kids and the teacher who is trying to maintain the mystery.
Michelle Gray
The illustrations were lively and the story was just a hoot. It made me giggle several times and was really enjoyable. I think my storytime kids would really like this.
Nov 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
A great mix of fun from Durand's spicy story to David Small's sweet illustrations. Perfect for the all the small skeptics out there who really WANT to believe.
Whitney Rachel
Aug 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What fun! This would be great to do for ST with an older audience, because of the scavenger hunt appeal.
New twist for an old tale - clever!
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Hallie Durand (the pen name for Holly M. McGhee) began writing in 2007 and has published the Dessert First chapter book trilogy, two picture books about a boy named Mitchell (Mitchell's License & Mitchell Goes Bowling), and another picture book about her son Marshall (Catch That Cookie!).