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The Gingerbread Man - by Jim Aylesworth (Hardcover)

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About this item


  • A new rendition of a beloved classic by award-winning author/illustrator team Jim Aylesworth and Barbara McClintock.Run!
  • Young Hoosier Book Award (Grades K-3) 2001 4th Winner
  • 4-8 Years
  • 11.29" x 8.86" Hardcover
  • 32 Pages
  • Juvenile Fiction, Humorous Stories


About the Book

This irresistible classic tale retold by Aylesworth and illustrated by McClintock is now available for the first time as a board book. Includes a bonus recipe for delicious gingerbread man cookies on the back cover. Full color.

Book Synopsis

A new rendition of a beloved classic by award-winning author/illustrator team Jim Aylesworth and Barbara McClintock.

Run! Run! Fast as you can! You can't catch me! I'm the Gingerbread Man! I've run from a husband! I've run from a wife! I've run from a butcher with a carving knife! I've run from a cow, and a muddy old sow, and I'll run from you, too! I can! I can!Jim Aylesworth's fresh, spirited tale --- to be read LOUD out loud --- and Barbara McClintock's expressive, exquisitely drawn characters combine to create a glorious new rendition of the favorite story about that sassy but delicious little cookie.

Review Quotes

Bank Street College Best Children's Books of the YearSchool Library Journal Best BooksNew York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books of the Year* "Alyesworth has done a perfect job of shaping the text to read aloud smoothly with good repetitive phrases that ring true, ...McClintock's anthropomorphic animals are wonderfully realized... The book comes complete with a recipe on the back cover. A satisfying version in every way." -- School Library Journal, starred review* "The familiar tale of the cookie that outruns a series of countrified characters until he is outwitted by a fox, finds a fresh makeover...The lively rhythm of the narrative keeps the beat for the parade of runners and propels readers along with it. By the time the baked boy reaches the handsomely turned-out fox reading under a tree, most readers will be utterly disarmed-and may well wish to come back again and again." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

About the Author

Jim Aylesworth tells his stories with generous doses of "out loud" sounds, rhythms, and rhymes. His twenty-five-year teaching career taught him exactly what children love best in a story. He lives in Chicago, Illinois, with his wife.
Barbara McClintock has written and/or illustrated over 40 distinguished books for children. Emma and Julia Love Ballet which she wrote and illustrated, received three starred reviews, and My Grandfather's Coat, retold by Jim Aylesworth, also received three starred reviews and was named a Sydney Taylor Honor Book. Her books have five times been named New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books. She has received a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, as well as a myriad of other awards and honors. Barbara lives in Connecticut with her family and their four very graceful cats.
Dimensions (Overall): 11.29 Inches (H) x 8.86 Inches (W) x .37 Inches (D)
Weight: .92 Pounds
Suggested Age: 4-8 Years
Number of Pages: 32
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Humorous Stories
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Format: Hardcover
Author: Jim Aylesworth
Language: English
Street Date: April 1, 1998
TCIN: 11954535
UPC: 9780590972192
Item Number (DPCI): 248-28-8439
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 0.37 inches length x 8.86 inches width x 11.29 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.92 pounds
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews
100% would recommend
1 recommendations

The Gingerbread Man

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Granny - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
very old and classic tale .... beautifully illustrated...
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