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Gingerbread Baby
Gingerbread Baby | Jan Brett
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Remember how the Gingerbread Boy is eaten by the fox? Well, not this Gingerbread Baby in a delicious twist to a favorite old tale. It all begins when Matti opens the oven too soon and out jumps a cheeky little Gingerbread Bay. He leads Matti's mother and father, the dog and the cat. And a whole colorful cast of characters on a rollicking chase through the village and into the forest, staying just out of reach, daring them to catch him along the way. But Matti's not with them. He's at home in the borders making what turns out to be a gingerbread house into which the Gingerbread Baby runs. Only Matti knows he is safely inside. And readers will too when they look under the lift-the-flap gingerbread house at the end of the story, and there he is!
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bkloppman
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“‘Too quick for the mother and the father, too fast for the cat, the dog, the goats, too clever for Martha and Madeline, Too smart for the mama pig. Who‘s left? Catch me if you can!”

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bkloppman
Gingerbread Baby | Jan Brett

This book would be great to use in the classroom with pre-K through 2nd or 3rd grade. It would be fun for the students to try and think of how they would catch the gingerbread baby.

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bkloppman
Gingerbread Baby | Jan Brett
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Jan Brett revitalizes an old tale about the importance of being clever. When Matti takes a peek at his gingerbread boy in the oven before it finishes baking, out pops the gingerbread baby. The gingerbread baby takes off running, daring anyone who can to catch him. Is anyone in the town clever or fast enough to catch the gingerbread baby?

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miles.bryant
Gingerbread Baby | Jan Brett

“I am the Gingerbread Baby, Fresh from the pan, If you want me, Catch me if you can!“

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miles.bryant
Gingerbread Baby | Jan Brett

This story has a good message to teach in a classroom. The story follows the arrogance and confidence of the gingerbread baby saying that no one can catch them. The story ends with the story of not being too overconfident or arrogant when they are caught and eaten by a wolf.

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Macey_Mitchell
Gingerbread Baby | Jan Brett

“Only Matti could hear the tiny voice from inside the gingerbread house.“

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Macey_Mitchell
Gingerbread Baby | Jan Brett

I think this book could be utilized and enjoyed by young elementary students around 4-10 years old! I truly enjoyed the illustrations in this story! I found that they accurately depicted and correlated with the written story line. I think that the story could be used to teach lessons to children on both cause-and-effect as well as sequence of events.

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Macey_Mitchell
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This story is an example of a folktale and a cumulative story, which are both types of traditional literature. The main characters in this story are Matti and Gingerbread Baby. In the story the Gingerbread Baby led a group of characters on a wild chance in attempt to catch him and take him back home to Matti. After many failed attempts Mattie built a gingerbread house in which she used to capture the runaway Gingerbread Baby.

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ClaudiaPicolo1234
Gingerbread Baby | Jan Brett

“I am the Gingerbread Baby, Fresh from the pan. If you want me, Catch me if you can!“

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ClaudiaPicolo1234
Gingerbread Baby | Jan Brett

I would use this book in my classroom to teach children about problems and solutions. The problem in the story is that the Gingerbread Baby ran away and no one can catch him. The soultion is that Matti builds a gingerbread house to catch him.

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ClaudiaPicolo1234
Gingerbread Baby | Jan Brett
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The type of literature this book uses is fable, folklore, and fairy tales. It uses fable because it is a short fictional story that has a moral or teaches a lesson. It uses folklore but encompasses the traditional story of the gingerbread man. Finally, this story is a fairytale because it is a magical story.

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sarahosterle
Gingerbread Baby | Jan Brett

“Catch me if you can“ This quote is example of the repetition on the story.

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sarahosterle
Gingerbread Baby | Jan Brett

This book is good for all ages and could be used during the holidays. This book is also good for doing fun activities with either writing or coloring. OVerall I recommend this book.

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sarahosterle
Gingerbread Baby | Jan Brett
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Gingerbread Baby by Jane Brett. Cumulative Tale. In this tale, the gingerbread baby is taken out of the oven too quickly and runs around the town and all the townspeople chase him until he goes into his gingerbread house. This tale uses repetition.

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CarlyJohnson
Gingerbread Baby | Jan Brett

“And he heard the Gingerbread Baby shouting: Catch me if you can!“

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CarlyJohnson
Gingerbread Baby | Jan Brett

This tale would be fun to read in the classroom during the holidays. It is a story children would find entertaining with great illustrations.

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CarlyJohnson
Gingerbread Baby | Jan Brett
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The Gingerbread Baby is a folktale version of the Gingerbread Man story. Gingerbread Baby was written and illustrated by Jan Brett. In this tale a young boy and his mother bake a gingerbread baby that escapes from their oven. It is a fun twist on the classic tale that children would enjoy.

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LexiPrice
Gingerbread Baby | Jan Brett

“I am the Gingerbread Baby, fresh from the pan. If you want me, catch me if you can.“

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LexiPrice
Gingerbread Baby | Jan Brett

This narrative may teach us a number of different things. Be tolerant. You will be discovered eventually. Nobody's genuine intentions can ever be determined with certainty. With the help of her cheeky little Gingerbread Baby and the colorful cast of people that follow him through a little Swiss town surrounded by forest and mountains, Jan Brett's vibrant and exquisitely detailed paintings capture the essence of a beloved ancient tale.

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LexiPrice
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Gingerbread Baby is a fictional toy book written by Jan Brett and published in 1999. As Matti's mother, father, the cat, and the dog rush after the loud, bouncing Gingerbread Baby, additional villagers, goats, Martha, Madeline, and other characters join in on the fun-filled chase around Matti's Kitchen and out into the countryside. The Gingerbread Baby evades capture the entire time, defying them to get him!

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TEArificbooks
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Read these with boys and had them calculate the points for the word find. 620 pts #teamgamesleighers #wintergames @StayCurious

bthegood omg - I need to hire them to count for me - right now I scan when I am done with a book - wish there was a program for word counts for physical books 😂 (edited) 2y
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kspenmoll
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#festivespirit #christmascarols #distancelearning #teachersoflitsy

Teachers at work today in our district but students are remote. Reading tagged book with student via google meet and listening to Christmas Carols afterwards, which he loves.

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KatiaP
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This TL book is great for a DR for the kids. Someone can be the gingerbread baby and others can be the characters that tried to catch him. This is a story about kids who accidentally cooked a gingerbread baby because they didn't wait long enough for him to cook. The gingerbread baby runs out the door and the whole town including the animals try to catch him but don't succeed. Luckily Matty comes up with a plan on how to catch him.

KatiaP Authors website: https://www.janbrett.com/. UDL principle 7.2 optimize relevance, value, and authenticity can be used by having students go on their own gingerbread baby hunt and leaving them clues to help find him. I can implement ESOL strategy 31 writing instructions and problems using shorter and less complex sentences by making the clues easy to read and understand. #UCFLAE3414SP20 4y
DrSpalding This is an excellent resource! You could have an entire Jan Brett classroom with the many resources she provides. I love the idea of having the students go on their own gingerbread baby hunt! How fun. Help students see the joy of reading Katia! 4y
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mrp27
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#hollyjollyreading #gifts

My favorite holiday decoration or character is gingerbread and I love to collect gingerbread ornaments. So imagine my delight when I opened this gift of a gingerbread bookmark!! I love it!

Cinfhen SO CUTE ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love it!!! 4y
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MommyOfTwo
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This was a cute twist on the gingerbread man.
#HolidayRead #WinterGames #TheFilthyAnimals

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Come-read-with-me
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#wintergames #thefilthyanimals Jan Brett is amazing in this retelling with a twist of a classic tale. What could make it an even better winter read? A lift-the-flap gingerbread house on the last page! Love this book and my nieces adored it!

rather_be_reading 21pts💚❤ 4y
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thejessashmore
Gingerbread Baby | Jan Brett
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This book was very fun to read and it had a simple plot for children to listen to. The illustrations were colorful and gave a lot of animation to the gingerbread baby

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thejessashmore
Gingerbread Baby | Jan Brett

I would use this book in my classroom around Christmas time and add fun crafts or cooking activities to go along with it

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thejessashmore
Gingerbread Baby | Jan Brett

You can‘t catch me!

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shannontevis
Gingerbread Baby | Jan Brett

“Catch me if you can!“ This is the quote most people associate with the gingerbread man.

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shannontevis
Gingerbread Baby | Jan Brett

I would read this book around the winter season. I think this is the perfect book to get kids excited about winter festivities. After reading I would either bring in or make gingerbread cookies with my students.

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shannontevis
Gingerbread Baby | Jan Brett
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“Gingerbread Baby“ by Jan Brett, 2003. Traditional Literature. I remember reading this book in school growing up! I thought this was a great book, the plot is simple and direct. The Gingerbread man is a big winter tradition. I thought the illustrations were very pretty and use holiday colors.

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agreco1925
Gingerbread Baby | Jan Brett

“Only Matti could hear the tiny voice from inside the gingerbread house.”

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agreco1925
Gingerbread Baby | Jan Brett

I would use this in my classroom because it is a fun twist from the normal gingerbread man and kids would find that engaging.

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agreco1925
Gingerbread Baby | Jan Brett
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This traditional literature book is a fun and easy read for kids. The plot is simple and direct so that would be easy for kids to follow along. The illustrations extend the text with detailed pictures.

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taylorscalfaro
Gingerbread Baby | Jan Brett

“Only Matti could hear the tiny voice from inside the gingerbread house.”

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taylorscalfaro
Gingerbread Baby | Jan Brett

I would use this book in a future classroom because I have read this book to children before, so I know that they stay engaged with the storyline because of the repeating phrases and fun images.

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taylorscalfaro
Gingerbread Baby | Jan Brett
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This book is a great spin on the classic gingerbread story and is a good example of traditional literature. The plot is simple, direct, and uses a similar plot as a citation/mention of the original source. Also, the language is lively and engaging with illustrations that add and extend to the story greatly.

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peytonfleming
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Review: Gingerbread Baby by Jane Brett, 2003 is a traditional storybook about the a gingerbread baby that comes to life and runs away! The book is beautifully illustrated and has a very young and lively feel to the original tale of the gingerbread man.
Blurb: The illustrations are cool because besides the main ones on each page there are extra little ones on the side showing whats going on in other parts of the story.
Quote: “Catch me if you can!“

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Judybskt
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Love!

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RealLifeReading
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#seasonsreadings2017 #harmony
Sometimes there is harmony in this house and the boys work together - when we were making our own gingerbread babies like in the Jan Brett picture books.

Tamra 💜 6y
Books88 Adorable. 6y
Cathythoughts So sweet 💫✨✨magical times when the little ones are little 6y
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Blaire We just got that book from the library!! So much fun. 6y
Dragon Your boys are so darling! I bet those cookies 🍪 were yummy!🎄 6y
RealLifeReading Thanks @Tamra @AJBowers @Cathythoughts 😀 sometime they can be adorable 😂 6y
RealLifeReading @Blaire she has so many Christmas or winter-themed books! 6y
RealLifeReading @dragon they keep asking to eat the cookies so I guess they must like it 😀 6y
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LiteraryMind
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HNager
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Gingerbread Christmas written and illustrated by Jan Brett is TL that would be a great RA. This is about Gingerbread Baby wanting a sing in his Gingerbread Band. The little boy Matti tells him he doesn‘t have a band. Matti decides to bake some Gingerbread Instruments for him; he bakes them, frosts them, and takes them to town to perform. The villagers are spelled bound by the beautiful music the animals even start to do the animal waltz.

HNager A little girl, figures out they are real gingerbread and she wants one to eat, then the rest of the villagers wanted to eat them to. The Gingerbread Baby thinks quickly and sings a soft song until all the instruments are off stage and hidden in snow by Matti. Gingerbread Baby then says” I‘m a Gingerbread baby just try to catch me!” He runs off stage and hides, the villagers chase after him but he ran to fast and hid to well. 7y
HNager The EL I would use is 20 list important words as they do talk about specific instruments. And the UDL is 2.1 to clarify vocabulary and symbols. Lesson Plans, Activities, and theme units: http://themes.atozteacherstuff.com/448/gingerbread-activities-lesson-plans-and-t... #ucflae3414f17 7y
JocelynNolton This would be a perfect book to read to kids around the Holidays! 7y
Dbenford I loved this book, my teacher would always read this to the class during this time of year when I was in elementary school. The lesson plan you found looks so much fun😊 great job! 7y
AshleyAA This book looks lovely!! I think this is great option for a lesson, students will be super engaged, especially with the holidays around a the corner!! 7y
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Stephanie-Anne
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Last summer, for #augustphotochallenge, I posted about building gingerbread houses as one of my hobbies. Some of you asked for photos of this year's efforts. So. I'm blaming our humid Texas winter atmosphere for this epic gingerbread fail. 😆😆😆#dammitdammitdammit

ReadingEnvy I hate days like that! It is certainly an attractive shape! 7y
BookishFeminist 😂😂😂 7y
Texreader Looks quite amazing. But dealing with that same TX humidity I can imagine those pieces would not cooperate! 7y
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LeahBergen Poor gingerbread! 7y
AshManzer Where in TX do you live? I do as well (SETX) and yea it was crazy humid this weekend! 7y
minkyb Looks beautiful to me! 7y
Stephanie-Anne @AshManzer @Texreader I'm near ATX -- oh, we love our crazy Texas winters: freezing one week, icky, humid drizzle the next. 🤠 7y
Stephanie-Anne @minkyb @LeahBergen Thank you, it was a learning experience 😜 7y
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TheBookHippie
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Happy birthday Jan Brett

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saresmoore
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I ❤️ homeschool.

melbeautyandbooks Adorable! 7y
Suzze Delightful learning! 7y
ValerieAndBooks My kids loved this book when they were little! That was a while ago! 7y
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saresmoore @ValerieAndBooks The long-time favorites are the best because the Internet is full of free unit study materials on them! 7y
saresmoore @melbeautyandbooks @Suzze Any project that involves food is a winner around here! 7y
christineandbooks We homeschool too! I loved centering school around holiday stuff when my kids were littler... great books like that one ... Have fun making happy memories! 7y
saresmoore @christineandbooks Thank you! There are lots of tough moments, but the highlights are so good. 7y
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Stephanie-Anne
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All the #uniquefact photos for #day14 of the #augustphotochallenge prove that Litsy is full of cool, creative, strong, brave and amazing people! My thing is gingerbread houses. I love making them, gathering unusual supplies and of course, collecting BOOKS for new ideas. 😺

britt_brooke I am super impressed! 8y
LeahBergen Those are amazing! 8y
sparklemotion These are so pretty! I helped make one once and it was super fun. 8y
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LauraBeth This is a cool unique thing ❤️ 8y
CherylDeFranceschi Oh awesome! More pics soon, please! Who doesn't love gingerbread houses? 8y
Varshitha Wow.. That looks amazing!! 8y
Godmotherx5 Where are more pictures? Do you have a website or a Facebook page? I LOVE Christmas. You have a wonderful talent. A lot of patience, too. 8y
mllemay That is so cool!! And it's making me really hungry lol! 8y
pppooraikul It's beautiful. 😍 8y
BookishFeminist So cool! This takes lots of creativity & patience. I can't make gingerbread houses because I'd end up eating all the house parts before they make it to the house. 🙊🍫🍬🍭 8y
TheSpinecrackersBookClub Wow! This is awesome. 8y
Sue That's amazing!! 8y
Stephanie-Anne @britt_brooke @LeahBergen @heartlesstree Thank you! Yes,I think they are super fun too! 😺 8y
Stephanie-Anne @Godmotherx5 @CherylDeFranceschi I don't have a ton of photos, probably because after all the work and mess, I'm about sick to death of it all. 😀I should probably document them better. I'll def post more pictures this December. But thanks for liking them. 😊 8y
Stephanie-Anne @BookishFeminist 😸thank you! Yes, it's fun, yummy stuff. 8y
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