The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School

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Penguin, Jul 7, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
When a class leaves for recess, their just-baked Gingerbread Man is left behind. But he's a smart cookie and heads out to find them. He'll run, slide, skip, and (after a mishap with a soccer ball) limp as fast as he can because: "I can catch them! I'm their Gingerbread Man!"

With help from the gym teacher, the nurse, the art teacher and even the principal, the Gingerbread Man does find his class, and he's assured they'll never leave him behind again.

Teachers often use the Gingerbread Man story to introduce new students to the geography and staff of schools, and this fresh, funny twist on the original can be used all year long. Includes a poster with fun activities!

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User Review  - Miriahharrison - LibraryThing

The Gingerbread Man and his adventures through the school as he tries to find the class that made him. Throughout the book we see him encounter various people, objects and locations in the school. In the end he finds his way back to the classroom and his new friends. Read full review

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User Review  - brynnschaal - LibraryThing

This is a cute story that would be fun to read with a primary class, after they go on a gingerbread hunt. I enjoyed the spin on the traditional story, where in this case the gingerbread man is trying ... Read full review


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About the author (2011)

Laura Murray a former teacher, began each school year with a unit in which kids would follow candy and crumb trails to find their missing Gingerbread Man. She lives in Toronto, Canada. This is her first book.

Mike Lowery lives in a tiny cottage surrounded by trees where he mostly just makes art. His work has been seen in galleries and publications internationally and he is Professor of Illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta. His daughter Allister loves it when he draws faces on their bananas.

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