Calling all readers!
Please join us in the children's room on Monday, Sept. 29 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.
The Gingerbread Boy by Paul Galdone is the featured piece.
The Gingerbread Boy eludes the hungry grasp of everyone he meets until he happens upon a fox more clever than he.
There are many delightful versions of this classic tale, here are seven more to enjoy.
Curl up, get cozy, and read!
|The Gingerbread Girl
By Lisa Campbell Ernst
JUV E ERNST
Like her older brother, the Gingerbread Boy who was eventually devoured by a fox, the Gingerbread Girl eludes the many people who would like to eat her but also has a plan to escape her sibling's fate.
By Jan Brett
JUV E BRETT
A young boy and his mother bake a gingerbread baby that escapes from their oven and leads a crowd on a chase similar to the one in the familiar tale about a not-so-clever gingerbread man.
Available in CD: Gingerbread Baby
|The Gingerbread Man
By Jim Aylesworth
JUV E AYLESWORTH
A freshly baked gingerbread man escapes when he is taken out of the oven and eludes a number of pursuers until he meets a clever fox.
|The Gingerbread Boy
By Richard Egielski
JUV E EGIELSKI
A freshly baked gingerbread boy escapes when he is taken out of the oven and eludes his pursuers until he meets a clever fox.
|The Matzo Ball Boy
By Lisa Shulman
JUV E SHULMAN
In this Jewish version of The Gingerbread Boy, a matzo ball runs away from an old woman as she prepares her Passover dinner.
|The Runaway Piggy:
El Cochinito Fugitivo
By James G. Luna
JUV E LUNA (BILINGUAL)
A Mexican piggy cookie escapes from the bakery before it can be eaten and eludes an ever-growing line of people pursuing it. Includes recipe for piggy cookies.
By Josefina Urdaneta
JUV SPA E URDANETA
A freshly baked cake escapes when he is taken out of the oven and eludes a number of animals until he meets a clever pig.