Scholastic Press 1998
Written by Jim Aylesworth
Illustrated by Barbara McClintock

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.
Includes a recipe for gingerbread cookies on the back, perfect for little cooks!
(Ages 4 - 8 )

*New York Times Best Illustrated Book award
*A Publishers Weekly Most Distinguished Picture Book of the Year
*School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
*The Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices List
*BCCB Blue Ribbon Book
*Bank Street College Best Children's Books of the Year List
*Starred reviews in Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, Kirkus, Horn Book

“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.” — Starred, School Library Journal

“You may have other versions of THE GINGERBREAD MAN on your shelves-make lots of room for copies of this one.” — The Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books

“McClintock's depiction of the Gingerbread Man...feels contemporary...Children will respond to the sassy, boastful facial expressions and exclamations of the Gingerbread Man...And they will quickly be drawn into the story.” — The New York Times Book 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.” — Starred, Publishers Weekly

“...a chanting, rhythmic text and vital narrative pictures, this version of the popular folktale will be a favorite for storytelling with young preschoolers.” — Booklist

“A traditional cumulative tale, which Ayesworth endows with a lively pace, is illustrated in a decidedly old-fashioned style, giving the book the look and feel of a reproduction of an old edition.” — Kirkus

“Energy and vigor run through the story as every figure is shown in action. With even a recipe included, this is altogether an old-fashioned and enjoyable version of a favorite tale.” — Horn Book

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