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

So begins the rollicking chase around Matti's Kitchen and out into the countryside as Matti's mother, his father, the cat, and the dog run after the boisterous, bouncing Gingerbread Baby, only to be joined by a flock of goats, Martha and Madeline, a crowd of villagers and more. The Gingerbread Baby stays just out of reach, daring them to catch him all along the way!
But Matti's not with them. He's at home, and we see him in the borders patting and rolling and putting something into the oven. What is he making? Will he ever see the Gingerbread Baby again?
Yes! In a delicious twist at the end that surprises even the mischievous Gingerbread Baby.
Jan Brett's lively and beautifully detailed paintings catch the spirit of a favorite old tale through her cheeky little Gingerbread Baby and the colorful cast of characters who pursue him through a tiny Swiss village surrounded by forest and mountain.

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The Gingerbread Baby read-aloud...

Gingerbread Baby board game ... Jan Brett ... gingerbread_baby_board_game.png

email postcards ... Jan Brett ...

Happy Holidays coloring placemat ... Jan Brett ...

make a Gingerbread Baby house ... Jan Brett ...

Gingerbread Baby interactive house ... Jan Brett ... design and print your own Gingerbread Baby house

Gingerbread Baby icing ... Jan Brett

Gingerbread Baby recipe ... Jan Brett ...

Gingergread Baby room decorations ... Jan Brett
Gingerbread Friends mural ... Jan Brett ... gingerbread_friends--puppy_&_cat.png gingerbread_friends--pony.png gingerbread_friends--gingerbread_girl.png gingerbread_friends--buckaroo_boy.png

gingerbread man MINI BOOK ... DLTK

gingerbread PUPPETS or felt board characters ... DLTK

gingerbread patterns ... first-school

VARIOUS resources ... homeschool share

**Read-Aloud**--The Gingerbread Baby ... YouTube