"I am the Gingerbread Baby,That sassy cookie! When Matti opens the oven door just a little too soon, out pops a gingerbread baby instead of the gingerbread boy he was expecting. Eluding all efforts to catch him, the flat, becandied baby is chased around the village and into the countryside. He mercilessly taunts Matti's parents, a cat, the milk and cheese man, goats, villagers, a fox, and more. In a less traumatic twist on the classic Gingerbread Boy story, this Gingerbread Baby even outfoxes the fox. Sure he's bratty, but he doesn't deserve the gruesome end the Gingerbread Boy usually comes to. Matti makes sure this naughty but appealing little one ends up right where he belongs.
Fresh from the pan.
If you want me,
Catch me if you can!"
This fresh-baked version of the traditional nursery story is brought to you from the creative and award-winning ovens of Jan Brett. Best known for such favorites as The Mitten and The Hat, she has illustrated many other familiar folktales. Her intricately detailed paintings, with their pretty, illuminated borders, are a perfect fit for the Swiss mountainside setting of this cozy old tale. And don't miss the Gingerbread Baby plush! (Ages 4 to 8) --Emilie Coulter
The book is fine and all, but the kindle version is a joke. It is a nearly illegible digital rendition.Published 8 hours ago by Amazon Customer
The reason I gave this one star is that Amazon has it for the Kindle. I purchased it and it is so small I can not read it. Read morePublished 17 hours ago by Tonya Barker
My son't FAVORITE book is the mitten book, this is the exact same writing style.
Arrived quickly and with appropriate amount of packinging!
I was expecting a "library-binding" hardback type of book. It actually is a board book.Published 5 days ago by LittleMomof3
I am proud to issue Gingerbread Baby and author Jan Brett my Best Ever You Blue Ribbon Award for Excellence. I have all of Jan's books and have read them to my children for years. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino
This is a beautiful book. I plan on reading it to my grandchildren. The illustrations are magical - love it!Published 19 days ago by Grandma Melinda
Same great story and pictures as I recall from a number of years ago, but on cheaper paper. And I'm wondering how well the pages will stay in the hardcover book after a few years.Published 1 month ago by Susan Hinton