"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
Another Jan Brett book my whole family loves - and reads together. Sometimes I buy books to keep at my own house for my grandsons. This one they want to take home. NO WAY. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Diane McGuire
Jan Brett does beautiful books for children and adults to enjoy. I loved using this book when I was a school librarian. Read morePublished 2 months ago by E. Ervin
Such a cute story. Love the board book because little hands can turn the pages without fear of ripping the pages.Published 3 months ago by Jessica J
My 8 year old grandson gets a big kick out of this author's books. This is one of his favorites and he was delighted to have his own copy. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jean Watz