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The Gingerbread Man Loose at Christmas

Laura Murray, Mike Lowery (Illustrator)


List Price: 17.99*
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The holidays are for giving thanks and nothing can stop this Gingerbread Man from delivering his to his favorite member of the community! 

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 card 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.

Praise For The Gingerbread Man Loose at Christmas

"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

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, 9780399168666, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 13, 2015

About the Author

Laura was a teacher before becoming a writer, and had to deal with many an escaped Gingerbread Man in her time. She lives in McLean, Virginia.

Mike Lowery's work has been seen in galleries and publications across the globe. He is Professor of Illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta.