The Gingerbread Man

Written by Jim Aylesworth and Illustrated by Barbara McClintock

A cheerful old man and a cheerful old woman decide to make a gingerbread man. They make him and bake him, step by step. Then, to their consternation, he pops out of the oven and runs away. No longer cheerful, they race after the smiling little cookie, who shouts, "No! No! I won't come back! I'd rather run than be your snack!" He runs from everyone - a butcher, an elegant cow, a muddy old sow - until, at last, a sly, bookish fox tricks him and gobbles him up.

Age Range 3 - 6 years
Copyright Year
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Scholastic, Inc
Grade Level Pre-K - 1st
Lexile AD450L