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In this Tex-Mex-flavored retelling of “The Little Gingerbread Man,” Señorita Gordita, a little corn cake, puts the pedal to the metal as, “with a flip and a skip and a zip-zoom-zip,” she leaves Javalina (a warthog), Crótolo (a rattlesnake), and other desert creatures—who all want to eat her—in the dust. Señorita Gordita is sure nobody can catch her, but one very smart creature has a trick up his sleeve. Ketteman playfully mixes English and Spanish throughout the book, making it a perfect selection for bilingual families, new Spanish speakers, and anyone who enjoys a delicioso variation on an old favorite. As with Rubia and the Three Osos (2010), by Susan Middleton Elya, this includes a Spanish glossary to support English readers. The desert landscapes, digitally designed by Terry, embellish the high-spirited and spicy chase, which ends with a few wise words: “Being zip-zoom-fast is good” but “being smart is better.” Ends with a recipe for gorditas. Grades K-3. --Angie Zapata

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I remember so well  the story of The Gingerbread Man.  I loved the refrain - "Run, run, as fast as you can. You can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread Man!"

So when I wrote Senorita Gordita, my goal was to make my own refrain at least as fun.  Spanish is a beautiful and musical language, and I had a good time with the characters and the words. 

I think it's important for everyone to know at least some Spanish, whether or not it's in your own cultural background, because knowledge promotes understanding, and the more we all understand each other, the better off we'll be.

One problem with The Gingerbread Man is that the main character gets eaten in the end, which can be a bit traumatic for the young reader.  Many versions of this story have been written, some with the main character being eaten, others with the main character NOT being eaten.  I chose to stay with the traditional ending, but gave it a twist which I feel can lead to a discussion about being smart and using your smarts, which I think is always important.  Being smart means making smart decisions.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Lexile Measure: 410L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company (February 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807573027
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807573020
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 9 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #387,886 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kathy on March 7, 2013
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I enjoy Helen Ketteman's books very much. And all my first graders love Gingerbread Man stories like Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett. In this book, Senorita Gordita (a fried piece of cornbread) takes off running and many characters from the Southwest desert want to eat her. A nice book for teaching a lesson about what is the "same" and what is "different" between the traditional Gingerbread tale and Helen Ketteman's book on Senorita Gordita. Two other books that I love by Ketteman are: : Armadilly Chili (compare to The Little Red Hen) and The Three Little Gators (compare to The Three Little Pigs).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Ying on August 20, 2012
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I borrowed this from the library for my 5 and 3 year old boys and decided to buy a copy because I had to return it after renewing it 3 times! They giggle and laugh and get scared (especially of the escorpion) and get kind of pensive at the end of this unexpectedly entertaining rendition of the gingerbread man. We don't speak Spanish so this is a really great book for little ones to have fun with the sounds of a language different from their own.

The drawing of Senorita Gordita when the Buho grabs her is worth buying the book for!
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This book had my 2nd graders laughing! It is an adorable version of the Gingerbread Man only set in the desert. A fun way to introduce the flora and fauna of the desert.
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By Joel A. Carreras on June 27, 2013
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My kids love this book, especially the ending! It's a fun read. We first took it out at the library and its so popular there too that it was worth it just to buy it.
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By A. Little on December 26, 2013
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I used this story for my multi-cultural gingerbread unit. I thought it was a great take on the original. It was just different enough to keep everyone interested.
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