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The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School
by Laura Murray and Mike Lowery

Overview - When a class leaves for recess, their Gingerbread Man is left behind. But he's a smart cookie. He'll run, slide, skip, and (after a mishap with a soccer ball) limp as fast as he can. With help from the gym teacher, the nurse, the art teacher, and even the principal, the Gingerbread Man finds his class, assured they'll never leave him behind again.  Read more...

 
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Overview
When a class leaves for recess, their Gingerbread Man is left behind. But he's a smart cookie. He'll run, slide, skip, and (after a mishap with a soccer ball) limp as fast as he can. With help from the gym teacher, the nurse, the art teacher, and even the principal, the Gingerbread Man finds his class, assured they'll never leave him behind again.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780399250521
  • ISBN-10: 0399250522
  • Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
  • Publish Date: July 2011
  • Page Count: 1
  • Reading Level: Ages 5-8


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2011-05-23
  • Reviewer: Staff

In Murray's first children's book, a spry, role-reversing story told through comic-book panels and buoyant verse, a gingerbread man is the pursuer, not the pursued: "I'm the gingerbread man,/ and I'm trying to find/ the children who made me,/ but left me behind." Cookie-related humor runs through both Murray's rhymes and Lowery's cartoons, as the gingerbread man—as dapper as he is determined—tracks a group of students through their school; after losing a toe, he visits the nurse: "I'll limp and I'll limp,/ as fast as I can." The gingerbread man's introduction to friendly, identifiable school landmarks echoes the experience of new students. Ages 5–8. (July)

 
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