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Quality adaptation of this traditional tale
on 1 June 2017
I purchased this book to read with my class and must say it's a great adaptation of this traditional tale. It contains simple text with the traditional refrain (the gingerbread mans song "run run as fast as you can you can't catch me in the gingerbread man!") and not over wordy, making it easy to follow for young children, whilst offering them a chance to join in with the story. The book has lovely illustrations. We particularly liked the animals especially the fox at the end (even if he did eat the gingerbread man!). The use of mathematical language of fractions wat the end of the story when the sly fox was eating the gingerbread man was also great and even though it was advanced thinking for the age group of the children in my class, we were still able to discuss this and also led to ideas for other mathematical learning connected to the story.
Although we thoroughly enjoyed this book, I would have to state that the is small making the illustrations hard to share with a class group of children. However, this version of he tale is a viable alternative if an educational big book is unavailable. I would definitely recommend buying this book. If reading in a class or educational establishment I would recommend this book for Foundation Stage or Key Stage 1 children.
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