- Age Range: 5 - 8 years
- Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
- Lexile Measure: GN580L (What's this?)
- Series: Gingerbread Man Loose
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers; 6.7.2011 edition (July 7, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0399250522
- ISBN-13: 978-0399250521
- Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 0.4 x 11.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #88,742 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School Hardcover – July 7, 2011
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In Murray's children's debut, when a gingerbread man made by schoolchildren gets left behind at recess, he decides he has to find his class:"I'll run and I'll run, / As fast as I can. / I can catch them! I'm their / Gingerbread Man!" Teachers looking for a new way to start off the school year will eat this one up. - Kirkus Reviews
The Gingerbread Man heads to school in this delightful reshuffling of the traditional tale. Told in spot-on, deadpan rhyme and illustrated in large, comic-book-style panels, this title will leave kids giggling as they follow the G-man's efforts to be reunited with his class -- Booklist * Starred Review, Ilene Cooper
" - a spry, role-reversing story told through comic-book panels and buoyant verse, the gingerbread man is the pursuer, not the pursued. Cookie-related humor runs through both Murray's rhymes and Lowery's cartoons, as the gingerbread man--as dapper as he is determined--tracks a group of students through their school." - Publisher's Weekly
"This title will leave kids giggling as they follow the sometimes dire consequences of the G-man's efforts to be reunited with his class. . . . This reinvention of a venerable figure is funny to the max." — Booklist, starred review
About the Author
Laura Murray, a former teacher, began each school year with a unit in which kids would follow candy and crumb trails to find their missing Gingerbread Man. She lives in McLean, Virgina. This is her first book.
Mike Lowery lives in a tiny cottage surrounded by trees where he mostly just makes art. His work has been seen in galleries and publications internationally and he is Professor of Illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta. His daughter Allister loves it when he draws faces on their bananas.
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"I'll run and run, as fast as I can. I can catch them! I'm their gingerbread man!"
His misadventures are too funny as he scrambles to find his class.
The rhyming format incorporates the narration, as well as the dialogue of the gingerbread man and the other characters.
I hope this team (Laura Murray, author and Mike Lowery, artist) continue to entertain readers--we need more feel-good, laugh-until-you-cry books!
The children liked this one and it would be great for teachers who use the story to explore the school.