The Gingerbread Man (Hardcover)

By Carol Jones

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 9780618188222, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2002



Run, run as fast as you can, You can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread Man.

The Gingerbread Man is chased all the way to the river by the Little Old Woman, the Little Old Man, Humpty Dumpty, the Grand Old Duke of York, Little Miss Muffet, and many other familiar characters. And indeed, none can catch him. But the Gingerbread Man cannot swim . . . . Can he run away from the wily old fox who offers to help him across the river?
This is a delightful retelling of a beloved children’s classic fable. Carol Jones’ illustrations are beautifully detailed and will give hours of pleasure to children and adults.

Praise For The Gingerbread Man

"The traditional tale meets the cast and crew of Mother Goose in an original take on an old favorite... Readers will find something new with each look at the wonderfully detailed drawings." Kirkus Reviews

"While children chant the refrain and follow the chase, they will be drawn into the pictures, especially since a small cutout shows where the cheeky runaway has been and hints at what's waiting for him when he turns the corner." Booklist, ALA