Teaching Children's Literature

“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis

The Gingerbread Girl

The Gingerbread Girl. By Lisa Campbell Ernst. The Penguin Group, c. 2006, 30 pp.

Reading Level: 950L

Synopsis: This story is a classical extension of the Gingerbread Man, except this story is about his younger sister! Overhearing, the old woman and the old man talking about the devious fox, the Gingerbread Girl sets out on a journey to beat the fox at his own deceitful games.

Rationale for Use in the Classroom: This book could be used in a cooking lesson on gingerbread cookies. Students could decorate their cookies and the teacher could hide them in the school cafeteria and have students go on a mission to find their missing gingerbread boy or girl! It also could be used as part of a study of holidays around the world.

Content Area Connections: Geography (location), Cooking, Holidays

Possible Areas of Concern: None

~Elizabeth Schreiber


One comment on “The Gingerbread Girl

  1. lulenz
    May 25, 2013

    I love all the gingerbread books. I had not seen this one, but think it would be a nice one to add to the collection. In the past we have read them and then compared and contrasted them.

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