Gingerbread Baby

❰KINDLE❯ ✽ Gingerbread Baby Author Jan Brett – Remember how the Gingerbread Boy is eaten by the fox Well not this Gingerbread Baby in a delicious twist to a favorite old taleIt all begins when Matti opens the oven too soon and out jumps a cheeky l Remember how the Gingerbread Boy is eaten by the fox Well not this Gingerbread Baby in a delicious twist to a favorite old taleIt all begins when Matti opens the oven too soon and out jumps a cheeky little Gingerbread Bay He leads Matti's mother and father the dog and the cat And a whole colorful cast of characters on a rollicking chase through the village and into the forest staying just out of reach daring them to catch him along the wayBut Matti's not with them He's at home in the borders making what turns out to be a gingerbread house into which the Gingerbread Baby runs Only Matti knows he is safely inside And readers will too when they look under the lift the flap gingerbread house at the end of the story and there he is.Gingerbread Baby


Gingerbread Baby PDF ò Hardcover
  • Hardcover
  • 32 pages
  • Gingerbread Baby
  • Jan Brett
  • English
  • 01 October 2016
  • 9780399234446

10 thoughts on “Gingerbread Baby

  1. says:

    I am and a fan of Jan Brett This book is fun and it's a work of art So beautifulMy nephew loves Gingerbread men and he loves this book He wanted to read it twice to take in all the details He loves the line You can't catch me It makes him giggleI love the art the story was fun The last page there is a pop up which is fancy and nice The story is smart Matti the boy who cooked the gingerbread baby is the only one smart enough to catch him The instructions says to cook him for 8 minutes and do not peek Well Matti peeks and he gets away and starts the story Love this

  2. says:

    I enjoyed this variation of the Gingerbread Man In this version we have a gingerbread baby boy Because Matt couldn't help but peek before the cooking time was up the gingerbread baby jumps out of the oven and dashes out the front door He gives everyone a merry chase through the village and into the forest Only Matt thinks of a way to catch the gingerbread baby with a gingerbread houseThe illustrations are beautiful The framing surrounding the pictures is active with showing small glimpses of what Matt is doing to catch the gingerbread baby The last page has a flip up gingerbread house flap so the child can see the gingerbread baby singing in it This book would appeal to kindergarten and up For additional activities and coloring sheets related to the story go to

  3. says:

    436 STARSWhat a cute and unexpected twist on the classic tale The Gingerbread Man Or maybe I just missed this story when I was growing up Who knew that a gingerbread baby could wreak such havoc? Jan Brett weaves an imaginative tale about what can happen when you do not follow a recipe to the letter For the holidays or anytime during the year this book is definitely enjoyable

  4. says:

    I read this book at least 5 times a day YesEverySingleDay thanks to my 18 month old who is blissfully unaware of all the things wrong with The Gingerbread Baby Unfortunately his dad and I are not so lucky and noticed some flaws 1 Unlike his parents Matti is blond There are only two possible explanations he is either adopted or the milk and cheese man is his real dad2 The annoying narcissism of the Gingerbread Baby We are reminded by that thing on every single page that he is the best Gingerbread Baby ever3 Note to the Gingerbread Baby If you hide in the lid of the milk cans it is very stupid to giggle and let the people who are looking for you know that they will never find you It comes as no surprise that they do on the very next page4 The character's astonishing lack of curiosity for the supernatural forces that are obviously at work when a Gingerbread Baby jumps out of the oven All they can think of is catching it Because it says so5 Matti clearly displays signs of being a sociopath at least since he does not join the rest of the villagers and all the animals in their chase but stays home instead and comes up with an evil plan to trick and capture the Gingerbread Baby6 His plan succeeds although we are wondering how in the world he has the time to bake a gingerbread house anticipate where the Gingerbread Baby is going get there first catch it run home and play innocent when his parents arrive7 His parents also leave him home alone with a lit stove Which they shouldn't8 Another flaw in the timeline The Gingerbread Baby is running into the woods as everybody is getting closer But even though his followers are catching up with him nobody notices him running into Matti's gingerbread house Or sees Matti running away Or notices the footsteps9 For the villagers the only possible reason for finding gingerbread crumbs in the woods is that this must be all that's left of the Gingerbread Baby No you simpletons he might just have had a bowl movement10 Why does the Gingerbread Baby find the smell of gingerbread delicious? Is he a cannibal?11 Why can only Matti hear the tiny voice coming out of the gingerbread house? Is it soundproof? And what is the Gingerbread Baby saying Help maybe?12 What happens next now that the Gingerbread Baby has fallen into the hands of Matti the sociopath? Probably nothing little children would enjoy reading

  5. says:

    Our incoming Kindergartners do a gingerbread hunt and it's nice to be able to build on that initial experience by reading other versions This one has been a great favorite with many of my students who agreed with Jan Brett in not liking the ending of most gingerbread man stories Great read aloud with possible tie ins to a wide number of lessons folk tales comparecontrast versions variations prediction jut to name a few As a bit of a cautionary tale to anyone reading this aloud many of our younger students have never heard the word bleating and apparently are imagining a bleeding goat instead of a bleating goat Be sure to visit Jan Brett's website at and take a look at the videos she has included of herself reading from this story baking gingerbread with her grandkids and drawing a gingerbread baby You can also find wonderful activities and printables to go with whichever story you happen to be reading

  6. says:

    Inspired by the classic Euro American folktale about the Gingerbread Man prolific picture book authorartist Jan Brett spins an engaging fantasy about a Gingerbread Baby who let out of the oven early by his young creator takes off on a wild escapade As almost all the farm residents and then the villagers give chase Matti the young boy who baked the runaway cookie in the first place sets out to create a Gingerbread house for his independent creationSimilar in many respects to a number of European folktales about runaway delectables the Russian Kolobok the Norwegian tale of the runaway pancake the American story of The Gingerbread Man first saw print in 1875 in children's periodical St Nicholas Magazine Apparently it was told to the author's children by a storyteller from Maine Whatever its origins this story has been given an entertaining twist by Brett who saves her runaway baby from the usual fate being eaten by the cunning fox and gives young readers a happier ending As always with this artist the illustrations are gorgeous with a rich full color palette lots of details in the decorative borders and side panels and a fun flap to be lifted on the final two page spread revealing the Gingerbread Baby in his new home Recommended to Jan Brett fans and to anyone looking for entertaining retellings of this classic tale

  7. says:

    Gingerbread Baby is a huge hit at our house It is new to me and it was great fun sharing it with my boys They loved it and asked for multiple readings It is a very fun book to read aloud and I set the Gingerbread Baby's little taunts to a melody so now the boys are running around the house singing I'm the Gingerbread Baby Catch me if you can Haha I think this is Brett at her finest The illustrations really work to capture every facet of the story Sometimes in other books I feel that Brett's illustrations get a little too sprawling and the borders etc can be distracting But here I felt it was just right and it was fun getting little glimpses of what Matti was up to while the Gingerbread Baby had his adventure Love the illustrations of that Gingerbread Baby so darn cheeky and so darn cute ; I also loved the ending spoiler view spoilerI loved that Matti figured out the solution since he was the one who caused the problem and I also loved that there is a happy ending for the Gingerbread Baby hide spoiler

  8. says:

    This is not a classic retelling of the Gingerbread Man but a cute story of the Gingerbread Baby Children enjoy the idea of the baby outwitting everybody It adds a different dimension to tale I would have liked to see a better flowing story but overall it is wonderful The children love the beautiful Nordic illustrations Jan Brett provides additional material to go along with the story on her website My kids love making the gingerbread house which comes complete with a gingerbread baby

  9. says:

    I love Jan Brett and Gingerbread Man stories but this book is a disappointment The wonderful rhyme of the original story Run run as fast as you can You can't catch me I'm the Gingerbread Man is changed to a cumbersome stilted rhyme in which the gingerbread baby tries to make friends with confectionary characters in a bakery shop This book will fit the bill for teachers and parents asking for gingerbread man stories but I wouldn't choose as a read aloud or a favoirite holiday book

  10. says:

    Cute story and when I read it to the kids in school we didn't expect the ending Lots of great color illustrations

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