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Gingerbread Baby [Board book]

Jan Brett
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  • Board book: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group; Brdbk edition (Nov 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399241663
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399241666
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 15.6 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 239,194 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book - beautiful illustrations. 2 April 2001
By A Customer
Format:Library Binding
I have read this story to my class of 4 & 5 year olds who loved it and asked for it to be re-read on several occasions, as did my 3 year old niece. It is a new slant on a traditional story and as always with Jan Brett's books it is beautifully illustrated. The borders to each page add another dimension to the story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gingerbread Baby 7 Jan 2010
Format:Library Binding
A fantastic story and drawings! I never realized how children suffered when the traditional story has the fox eat the Gingerbread Man until I read my EFL classes this story and they LOVED it! Jan's website has great support and expansion projects.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett 30 Nov 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Library Binding
Jan Brett has done it again with her latest book. Her detailed, distinctive style is immediately recognizable to those who admire her work. The Gingerbread Baby is a new twist on an old tale. The naughty baby runs away with a host of people and animals chasing him. The pattern of the story makes it a joy for children to read and act out. Jan adds her own special ending which will be a delight to children and adults alike.
29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thanks, Jan Brett! 21 Dec 2002
By J. Sweeney - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Library Binding
I work as a TA with kindergartners. Jan Brett's books have long been favorites of mine. She may have outdone herself on this one! There's always the exquisite artwork, the detailed borders that foreshadow the story, and the kind and gentle retelling of tales that are classics. This is a delightful take on "The Gingerbread Boy," the same story we grew up with, with a magical ending. "The Gingerbread Baby" does not get eaten this time. How this comes about just really captures the childrens' imagination-they cheer, clap, and smile from ear to ear. We read all the versions of "The Gingerbread Boy" that our school library has, and the kids vote on their favorite version. Every year, "The Gingerbread Baby" wins, by huge amounts. That's all you need to know, really, about this book. Five, six, and seven year-old just LOVE it. And the adult reading it will enjoy the story and marvel at the beautiful art work, which Jan Brett does herself. Highly recommended!
22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a super story with excellent pictures! 12 Nov 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Library Binding
We thought this story was very funny. We really liked when the gingerbread baby was running away from all the people. We also thought making a gingerbread house for the baby was a great idea. The pictures were very colorful and neat to look at. In our opinion this is a perfect book! We recommend it to everyone!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Too Condensed! 7 Oct 2008
By A Soldier's Wife - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Board book
I purchased the board book edition of this delightful story for my littlest readers and only later had occasion to hear the whole story at a library story hour. I had noticed that my edition was unusually choppy for this author and seemed to be missing vital chunks of plot. How disappointing! Gingerbread Baby is a wonderful story, but please buy the paperback or hardcover editions instead. Otherwise, you and your child will miss out on a great thing!
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Run run as fast as you can 18 April 2004
By E. R. Bird - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Library Binding
There's one thing to definitely be said about Jan Brett. She knows what she's good at and she doesn't stray from her particular brand of storytelling. If you've ever read a Jan Brett story then you're already familiar with her style. Each tale usually exists in a snow covered land, where vaguely European peasant-like people go about their daily lives. You're not going to read a Jan Brett that's set in the grimy suburbs of southern Philadelphia or the desert-like atmosphere of Bahrain. And that's fine. Here, with "The Gingerbread Baby", Brett has taken a classic fairy tale and given it a twist of an ending. The result is an effective retelling that should please even the most die-hard traditionalists.
First of all, the book explains EXACTLY why the Gingerbread Baby appears in the first place. In the original tale, a woman cooking the gingerbread merely opens the oven door and out pops the cocky cookie. In this story, however, a boy (Matti) and his mother are following the recipe found in a worn-looking cookbook. Though the recipe instructs to bake a gingerbread boy for a full eight minutes, "No more. No less. DO NOT peek", Matti cannot resist taking just a little glance at the yummy pastry man. Too late he realizes his mistake and the Gingerbread Baby (it's still too young to be a gingerbread boy, you see) leaps out to its freedom. The next few pages show the various modes of escape the creature uses to keep from being eaten by everyone from Matti's parents to dogs, goats, pigs, peasants, and a crafty fox. In the traditional story, the fox is the clever party that devours the Gingerbread Boy. Not so here. In an interesting twist, Matti bakes a gingerbread house for the naughty baby, and rescues his creation from the villagers by simply luring the Gingerbread creature into its home. The final panel shows the delighted Gingerbread Baby dancing about its little home safe and sound while Matti looks on.
Personally, I was rooting for the fox. But this ending will certainly please any parent who's child has seen "Shrek" fifty plus times over and cannot contemplate such a dire fate for the partying pastry. So while I feel the original tale had more kick and verve, I don't have any serious problems with this tale. Brett gives the Gingerbread Baby enough of a sense of humor to tie the braids of his female pursuers together as well as leaping onto an ice floe when danger comes ever nearer. Brett's illustrations are the real stars of the show, however. Very very few illustrators pay half as much detail to their entire books as Brett does to a single square inch of any page. Her pictures are as adept at displaying blue porcelain mixing bowls and copper pans and teapots as they are at flesh tones, fur, and wicker. When you see a person with braids you can almost count the hairs on their head, they're so individualized. Brett also excels at knitted objects. This is an illustrator who understands the nature of knitting. You can actually count the stitches on Matti's red sweater in this book. And look at the minute details in the clothing each character wears. Or the intricate scrollwork of their furniture. Or the different borders surrounding every page, or the tiles, or the oven, or.... It just goes on and on. There's no other illustrator like her. If you've a penchant for the kinds of kids books you can read over and over to the little ones that contains tiny details in every crack and corner, this is the book for you.
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