Run, run as speedy as you can. You can’t get me, I’m the gingerbread man!” Follow the gingerbread man as he goes from the old woman, the old man, pig, cow, and horse, and faces a sly fox. This jammed storybook of the classic fairy tale emphasizes charming text and delightful, colorful illustrations by Gail Yerrill. Created to encourage vocabulary improvement and help children read aloud, this story practices large font types and vibrant, contemporary illustrations to support early training skills. It’s a excellent addition to any children’s library.
The Gingerbread Man by Gail Yerrill
An old lady and an old man lived in a little house by themselves. They had no children and they felt very lonely and sad at times.
It gets so boring with just the two of us. You are always out in the garden and I have nothing to do after I finish my cooking and cleaning.Well, I’m sure you can find some other ways to keep yourself occupied. I think I will bake something today, I haven’t done that in a long time. That’s a good idea. Go ahead and do that. Make something interesting for dinner tonight. Now I have to head out to the garden again as there are still some more weeds to be pulled out.
The old lady decided she would make some gingerbread. She got out all of the ingredients she needed and kneaded the dough for the gingerbread softly humming to herself. Suddenly, she had an idea.
Let me do something fun. I will make the gingerbread in the shape of a man. A gingerbread man. My husband will be very amused, I’m sure.
So, the old lady rolled out the dough and cut it out in the shape of a man.
Let me see now. One little ball to be shaped into a mouth, two little chocolate chips for eyes, and these pretty red cherries for buttons. Oh, that’s one handsome gingerbread man. I’m sure he’ll taste as good as he looks. Now into the oven.
The old lady went and sat on her rocking-chair knitting away while waiting for the gingerbread man to bake.I’m starting to get the lovely smell of gingerbread.
Must be done by now. Let me go and check.The old lady put on your oven gloves and went to open the oven door. But as she did, the Gingerbread Man got up from the baking tray and jumped out of the oven.
Good heavens, what was that?
Before she realized what was happening, the Gingerbread Man ran to the open window, jumped out and, in a second, was running down the garden and out into the street.
Hey. Where do you think you’re going? Come right back here. We are supposed to be having you for dinner.
h, no-no. I am not your dinner, for you can’t let your hands on me. Run run as fast as you can, you can’t catch me, am the Gingerbread Man.
The old lady’s husband looked in surprise at his wife running after a gingerbread man.What’s happening?Stop staring and run and catch that rogue. I had baked him for our dinner.
But how did he run out? I will tell you all that later. Quick, catch him before he vanishes.The old man starts running after the Gingerbread Man shouting at him to stop.
Your old lady cannot catch me, neither can you. Run run as fast as you can, you can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread Man.
Down the road ran the Gingerbread Man, with the old man and the lady running behind him. A cow sitting beside the road saw the Gingerbread Man and said…You look so tasty. I want to eat you
The old lady and old man cannot catch me, see if you can catch me, you fat thing.Fat thing? You cheeky fellow, just you wait till I catch you.
The cow started running after the Gingerbread Man, along with the old man and the old lady.
Run run as fast as you can, you can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread Man.
Along the road they ran, with all the passerbys looking at them in surprise, a little way ahead a horse, that was trotting along the road, stopped to see what was happening.That sure looks like a tasty meal. Everyone out of my way, I’m going to catch that fellow and have him for dinner instead of hay.
So, you also want to eat me? Come on, you can also try but you’ll have to start galloping instead of trotting. Believe me, you will be having your hay only for dinner after all.
So, the horse also joined the old lady, old man, and the cow to try and catch the Gingerbread Man. The Gingerbread Man was having a lot of fun seeing all of them trying to catch him. A little way ahead he stood by the roadside.
Don’t you think you should give up? Let me tell you again, run run as fast as you can, you can’t catch me, I’m the gingerbread man.
Once again, the gingerbread man started running looking back at all those chasing him with a big grin on his face. A little way ahead was a big fat pig walking along with its piglets. When it saw the Gingerbread Man, it said…
That guy sure smells good, should be a good treat for my little piggies. Wait, wait, I want to have a word with you.No, you don’t. You want to make a meal of me. That is not going to happen, you stinking thing.What? How dare you, you rude fellow. I will show you. Come on, piggies, let’s catch him and eat him.
And, so, the pig and piglets also joined the rest to try and catch the Gingerbread Man.
Up ahead there was a farm and near the fence was a big brown hen. When she saw the Gingerbread Man, she said…You look so yummy. May I have a nibble?
“May I have a nibble?” No, you may not. But you can always try. Come, join the merry procession. Run, run as fast as you can, you can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread Man.
Oh, what a sight it was. There was the old man and the old lady trundling along, the cow and the pig waddling along, the horse galloping along, and the hen running and flapping her wings with a loud sound.
I think I’ve had enough fun. No way are those slow coaches going to catch up with me. So, I’ll just look around for some place to rest. That running has really tired me out.
A little farther away, there was a river flowing gently. The Gingerbread Man wanted to go across to the other side but, if you he in the water, he would become all soggy. As he was thinking of what to do, he heard a voice.
Want me to take you across?The Gingerbread Man looked around and saw a fox sitting against a rock.
You think I’m a fool? You also want to eat me like the rest of them.
Eat you? A measly-looking fellow like you? You are not even enough as a starter, forget a whole meal.The fox was a very very wily fellow. He knew the Gingerbread Man could run very fast, and he was too lazy to run after him.And why would you want to be so good to me?
I am not being good to you, I was going to cross the river anyway, so, I thought you could hop on my back and I would take you across. Decide fast, I don’t have the whole day. Okay. What would you want in exchange?I’ll tell you that when we cross over. Come on, on my back.
When they were half way across, the fox told the Gingerbread Man… I’m feeling a bit uncomfortable. I think it would be better if you put yourself on my neck.
The Gingerbread Man crawled onto the fox’s neck.Ah, that’s better.
After a while, the fox started moving its neck and told him…Oh, my neck has started paining. And I think it would be better if you sit on my snout.The Gingerbread Man thought he was very smart but he couldn’t guess what was going on in the cunning fox’s mind. As before, it did what the fox told him to.There. Are you okay now?
This was the chance the fox had been waiting for. As soon as the Gingerbread Man sat on its snout, the fox quickly tossed him up and caught him in his mouth as he fell. And there ended the tale of the Gingerbread Man.Thought he was smarter than me.
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So what conversation will you have with your child after reading this book?
Some questions you might like to ask are:
Why they are getting bore?
Because they have no child.They Only live two person in home.
What happened with Gingerbread man?
The Gingerbread Man ran to the open window, jumped out and, in a second, was running down the garden and out into the street.
At the end what did fox with Gingerbread man?
The Gingerbread Man sat on its snout, the fox quickly tossed him up and caught him in his mouth as he fell.
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