From School Library Journal
reS-Gr 2-This is a pleasant retelling of the classic tale by Paul Galdone (Clarion, 1975), in which the Gingerbread Boy manages to elude the clutches of everyone he meets until he happens upon a clever fox. Peter Kovner provides an engaging narration. The actual story narration is preceded by a verbal description of the first page, helping pre-readers know where to begin. The voices for the various animals and characters are silly and expressive. The story is accompanied by fluid background music that supplements the telling nicely. Sound effects are utilized throughout the story. For example, chase scenes are accompanied by the sound of running feet. Side one of the tape includes page-turn signals that sound like a flute trilling. At times the signal sounds similar to the background music. On side two, the story is told uninterrupted. This book and tape set [ISBN 0618135405] will be a useful addition for public and school libraries.
Maren Ostergard, Bellevue Regional Library, King County Library System, WA
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"A wonderfully frenetic cross-country chase is depicted in Galdone's broadly humorous color wash drawings." -- School Library Journal, starred review