"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
My 4 year old son loves this book. He loves all the trouble the gingerbread man gets into.Published 11 days ago by Chandra Johnson
We love this book. Watch the video that Amazon has linked watching Jan Brett making gingerbread cookies. Will buy again for gifts!Published 4 months ago by WellesleyMama
I prefer this story over all other. I purchased this for my grandsons and they loved it. The book has a kinder ending than the others with a wonderful surprise.Published 4 months ago by S. Berry
It was in GREAT condition and price was right, after searching around found it here with the lowest price. Got the book for my preschoolers they just loved it :)Published 6 months ago by raiders69
Just Love, love, love this story. Gave it as Christmas gifts to all my grandchildren and grand nieces. Thank you!Published 7 months ago by Vicki dubose
I use this book every year in my 1st grade class. So glad to finally have a copy of my own. Thrilled to have a library bound version that will last for many years.Published 7 months ago by Rebecca E From
It is a beautiful book with wonderful illustations. The story is very cleverly written and is amusing for both adults and children.Published 7 months ago by Jeanne T. Matty
I use this book as part of a study on comparing and contrasting this book and other to the Gingerbread Man! Read morePublished 7 months ago by K. Nicholls