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Gingerbread Baby Board book – September 22, 2003
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Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.
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First of all, the book explains EXACTLY why the Gingerbread Baby appears in the first place. In the original tale, a woman cooking the gingerbread merely opens the oven door and out pops the cocky cookie. In this story, however, a boy (Matti) and his mother are following the recipe found in a worn-looking cookbook. Though the recipe instructs to bake a gingerbread boy for a full eight minutes, "No more. No less. DO NOT peek", Matti cannot resist taking just a little glance at the yummy pastry man. Too late he realizes his mistake and the Gingerbread Baby (it's still too young to be a gingerbread boy, you see) leaps out to its freedom. The next few pages show the various modes of escape the creature uses to keep from being eaten by everyone from Matti's parents to dogs, goats, pigs, peasants, and a crafty fox. In the traditional story, the fox is the clever party that devours the Gingerbread Boy. Not so here.Read more ›
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Darling book! Excellent ending with beautiful illustrations!Published 18 days ago by kristina george
This is a beautifully illustrated, first-rate edition--with a slight twist on the original version-- of the Gingerbread Boy. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jacqueline Cohen
I love this story but am disappointed that it reads with two pages shown at a time making it hard to see the pictures. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sarah R Radtke
This is my third copy of this book - my two previous paperback copies were loved to pieces through 10 years in first and kinder. Read morePublished 2 months ago by L. Flaherty
Not happy with the cover condition and several folded pagesPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Sweet take on an old favourite. Illustrations are charmingPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer