The Gingerbread Boy


In The Gingerbread Boy, author and Caldecott Honor illustrator Paul Galdone retells the classic fairy tale of the runaway boy made of gingerbread. One day, an old woman bakes a gingerbread boy, but he escapes from her oven and runs down the lane shouting “Catch me if you can!” He is chased by a cow, a horse, a barn full of threshers, and a field full of mowers, but the little gingerbread boy runs faster than them all. But at last, the gingerbread boy gets caught and outsmarted by a tricky fox who gobbles him up! Galdone’s humorous ink-and-wash illustrations are the perfect accompaniment to this rollicking, rhythmic, repetitive tale.