Purpose of this Blog...

You may have noticed that not all books are equal in capturing children's imaginations and in cultivating those innocent, tender souls. My goal is to help you find the ones that do!
(Painting by Mary Cassatt: "Mrs Cassatt Reading to her Grandchildren" -1888)

Monday, November 18, 2013

A Gingerbread Baby

Many kids love to help with baking for Thanksgiving and Christmas - but even better is the eating!  (Watch for my Giveaway tomorrow - hint: it's something very yummy!)

What goodies do you traditionally bake?  How about gingerbread cookies?

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

Author/illustrator Jan Brett's version of the well known "Gingerbread Man" story doesn't end with the little guy being eaten - she wanted to give her story, Gingerbread Baby, a happy ending.

Here's a fun video showing how Jan used her own homemade gingerbread baby cookies to help her with the illustrations - she had to bake quite a lot of those spicy little treats!

Gingerbread Baby is a picture book for ages 3-6 - it is also available as a board book, perfect for toddlers' hands.  Look for the sequel story, Gingerbread Friends!

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