Catch That Cookie!Marshall's class has been reading Gingerbread Man stories all week, and he's sure these stories are just made up. Those gingerbread men can't run away--they're just cookies, after all. But when his class opens the oven to take out their gingerbread men, they've disappeared!
by Hallie Durand
illustrations by David Small
Dial Books / Penguin, 2014
Your local library
|"But when they looked in the oven... there was nothing inside!"|
"Too bad you didn't catch us,"Sandy!" my students shouted. While the rest of his class runs off to follow the clues, Marshall notices small details that his classmates don't see. He spots a raisin that might be from his gingerbread man's eye, and later notices a silver ball that was from the gingerbread man's belt.
'Cause we taste like candy.
Now we're on vacation
On a beach that's _________."
|"He turned the pot over and ... felt something soft and small. A raisin!"|
The Gingerbread Man, and asking students to retell the story just from the pictures. For more versions, check out the Padlet that terrific librarian Margie Culver put together.
Add some extra fun with your own gingerbread party or scavenger hunt! I'll be giving a bundle of gingerbread man stories to my nephews, along with some cookie cutters of their own.
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