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The Gingerbread Man: Ladybird First Favourite Tales

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From Eric Kimmel, the master of the traditional folktale- this version follows the classic plot but gives the reader a glimmer of hope at the end. fast as she could, which wasn’t very fast, for she was rather a heavy woman and she had been quite taken by This is the fast paced tale of the Gingerbread Man who leapt out of the oven and ran away. In the 1890 version by Joseph Jacobs, the hero was Johnny-Cake, but we have changed him to the more familiar Gingerbread Man.

The little old woman and little old man were very hungry and wanted to eat the gingerbread man. As soon as he You can, can you?" Snarled the wolf. "We’ll see about that!" So he set into a gallop after the gingerbread man, who went on and on so fast, that the wolf too saw there was no hope of overtaking him, and he too lay down to rest. The little boy ran after him as fast as he could manage, crying out to his grandfather and grandmother, who heard the noise, and threw down their spades in the garden to give chase too. The gingerbread man outran all three a long way, and was soon out of sight, while they had to sit down, all out of breath, on a bank to rest.

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He said, "I’ve outrun an old man, an old woman, a little boy, two well diggers, two ditch diggers, and a bear, and I can outrun you too-o-o!"

Enjoy sharing The Gingerbread Man, alternately titled, The Little Gingerbread Man, with pictures and decorations by Robert Gaston Herbert, 1910. We've taken the liberty to add Gingerbread Man's taunting chant as he evades his captors throughout the story: "RUN, RUN, FAST AS YOU CAN. YOU CAN'T CATCH ME, I'M THE GINGERBREAD MAN!" howling, and scratching, and biting, as if a couple of Catherine-wheels had gone off in the wrong way and had got Thus, the little boy, the old man, the old woman, the spotted dog, the hungry crow, and the three mowers were chasing the Gingerbread Man.Find out what happens when the Gingerbread Man cookie is left behind by the school children who created him. Who will chase him now? The Gingerbread Man Story is a classic children's story about a runaway gingerbread man fleeing from the woman who baked him. The story is best known for the gingerbread man's catchphrase "Run, run, as fast you can! You can't catch me I'm the gingerbread man!" Thus, the little boy, the old man, the old woman, the spotted dog, the hungry crow, the three mowers, the two piglets and the pony were chasing the Gingerbread Man.

Ahoy! In this pirate themed version, Captain Cookie sets off to rescue his Gingerbread crew from the most notorious cookie eater of them all – Santa Claus! New readers can read the underlined words while an adult reads the other words. More confident readers can read all the words on their own. Organization- This book shows that at the beginning the goal is to catch the gingerbread man and that goal stays true all the way to the end

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Build on this activity by getting children to describe the story from the point of view of the character on their colouring sheet. What is the old lady’s experience of events? What about the horse? The cow? The fox? Get children to write their versions on this Gingerbread Man Themed Paper . These sheets are a great way to make school work special and will look lovely on your wall. Have a great idea for a Gingerbread Man resource? Again, the gingerbread man laughed and shouted: 'Run, run as fast as you can!' he called. 'You can't catch me, I'm the gingerbread man!'

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