The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School

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The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School
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Release Date
July 07, 2011
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978-0399250521
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When a class leaves for recess, their just-baked Gingerbread Man is left behind. But he's a smart cookie and heads out to find them. He'll run, slide, skip, and (after a mishap with a soccer ball) limp as fast as he can because: "I can catch them! I'm their Gingerbread Man!"

With help from the gym teacher, the nurse, the art teacher and even the principal, a deliciously sweet ending is served up for both the Gingerbread Man and the children who made him.

Teachers often use the Gingerbread Man story to introduce new students to the geography and staff of schools, and this fresh, funny twist on the original can be used all year long. Includes a poster with fun activities!

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Funny Twist on Classic Rhyme
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I get excited when my daughters pick this book to read. The pictures are so cute and the layout, in sort of a comic-book style, makes it an easy to follow sequence of events.

When the class makes a gingerbread man and then promptly leaves for recess, what they don't realize is that he is going to chase THEM--they left him behind! The cadence and sing-songy rhythm of the story makes it a fantastic read-aloud book, and I thoroughly enjoy talking in a high-pitched, goofy voice for my girls as I read the gingerbread man's parts. This book is fun and funny.
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