The Gingerbread Girl

The Gingerbread Girl Cover

The Gingerbread Girl

By Lisa Campbell Ernst

Dutton Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780525476672, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 21, 2006


The lonely old woman and the lonely old man decide to bake a girl this time, but when they open the oven, she runs off like her brother did. Never fear, this smart cookie has a plan to outfox the fox. Will it work? Let?s just say that the ending is sweet for everyone.

?Ernst?s familiar art, here placed against gingham-check backgrounds, utilizes the oversize format to best advantage, with large characters leaping out of their frames. On the cover, the candy-studded Gingerbread Girl with licorice-whip hair stares boldly out at readers. Kids won?t be able to resist following her inside.??Booklist

About the Author
LISA CAMPBELL ERNST has illustrated many picture books, including several Green Light Readers: Boots for Beth, The Chick That Wouldn t Hatch, and Come Here, Tiger. She lives in Kansas City, Missouri.