The Gingerbread Man Loose at Christmas

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The Gingerbread Man Loose at Christmas
by Laura Murray
Illustrated by Mike Lowery
G. P. Putnam’s Sons    
ISBN  978-0-399-16866-6

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This Gingerbread Man was loose in the school and on the fire truck, and now he's loose at holiday time! 

Everyone in class is busy practicing songs and making goodies for their trip to town to thank community helpers, and the Gingerbread Man has made a gift for someone extra sweet. But before he can deliver his gift, whipping wind and swirling snow come to town, too. Slushy sidewalks are no place for a cookie, but this Gingerbread Man won't let a little bad weather stop him!

"I'll search on my own, as fast as I can!
I'll dash through this snow. I'm the Gingerbread Man!"


With all the flavors of the season and generous dashes of kindness and gratitude, the Gingerbread Man's newest adventure makes for a perfect read-aloud throughout the holidays.

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Reviews:

 

"The rhyming text is patter-perfect, with lots of humor and action… A jolly treat with a sweet acknowledgement of the gifts teachers give their students all year long."—Kirkus Reviews 
 
"Over the course of this book the students
dash around town spreading cheer to community helpers. . . .  Lowery’s festive illustrations of cookie and co. . . are a treat, while Murray’s rhymes are continually surprising and satisfying."—The Horn Book 
 
"Lowery’s childlike figures playfully fill the panels with friendly faces, while the bouncy rhythm,
particularly the recurring refrain that riffs on the classic 'You can’t catch me. I’m the Gingerbread Man!' will
make read-alouds a treat."—Booklist

“In the Gingerbread Man's third picture book, he and his human classmates are busy delivering gifts around town, from homemade cards and treats, to songs "with jingle-bell beats." The GB Man is eager to participate, but... slushy streets and legs made of dough are a less-than-ideal combination.
Lowery's use of comics-style panels and the rhythms of Murray's verse keep the story moving as quickly as its confectionary hero.
The emphasis on generosity and humble, heartfelt gifts makes for sweet holiday reading! —Publisher’s Weekly

Awards & Honors

  • The Best Book Ever (This week)  All the Wonders Selection

  • Scholastic Book Clubs & Audio Book

  • 2015 Best Holiday Books, San Diego Family

  • 2015 Best Holiday Books to Get Kids in the Spirit, Working Mother

  • 2015 Best Nightstand Reads, Fox 5 San Diego

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