The Gingerbread Man

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Scholastic Press, 1998 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
85 Reviews
In this irresistible retelling, the Gingerbread Man taunts a crowd of hungry cookie lovers. Children will enjoy chiming in with Aylesworth's charming, rollicking refrains, accompanied by whimsical animal images -- plus a delicious recipe for gingerbread men!

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The pictures are well done and the font easy to read. - Goodreads
I'm not in love with the illustrations or the ending. - Goodreads
Classic story and old fashioned illustrations. - Goodreads
The story is simple, easy to read, and very repetitive. - Goodreads
The pictures were cute. - Goodreads
This story has so many bright and colorful pictures. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Kelly Tisdale - Goodreads

This story was new to me though the ending was drastically different. I didn't like that the gingerbread man was eaten at the end of the novel, but I think it gave the book a different take on this ... Read full review

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User Review  - Traci Bold - Goodreads

'The Gingerbread Man' story has long been a favorite of mine since I was little. Jim Aylesworth retells it delightfully, giving Barbara McClintock plenty of room for her outstanding illustrations. This picture book does not disappoint. Published by Scholastic Press. Read full review

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About the author (1998)

All Jim Aylesworth's stories for young children are filled with rhythm and read-out-loud sound. No surprise. Jim taught first grade for 25 years, and read aloud to his students countless times. He knows what they like to hear - piercing hog calls, nonsensical rhymes, or the shriek of a train cutting through the night. "Writing children's books is my way of being the teacher beyond the walls of my classroom for children that I may never know," Aylesworth says. But the rapt attention of his former students remains his inspiration. Jim Aylesworth lives in Chicago with his wife, Donna. For more information about Jim Aylesworth, and Barbara McClintock is a distinguished illustrator and collaborator with Jim Aylesworth who has three times had her works named The New York Times Best Illustrated. She began drawing as a very young child and was later encouraged by the author/illustrator Maurice Sendak. "He told me how to put together a dummy book and suggested I move to New York" - so she did. McClintock lives in Connecticut. She's had her work exhibited at several art galleries. For more information about Barbara McClintock, visit:

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