Brett's highly detailed, luscious illustrations inside the
confectionery and outside in the snowy Swiss countryside
will delight Jan Brett fans. They are irresistible and
do a fine job telling this story for nonreaders, while
readers and listeners will enjoy Gingerbread Baby's
energy and enthusiasm. --School Library Journal
That popular little character, Gingerbread baby, is
back. Gingerbread baby needs some friends but can he
make them? Can he talk to them? Where do you find
friends for gingerbread babies? This is an adventure
heíll never forget.
Confident and cocky, the Gingerbread Baby happens upon a
bakery, where he dances and prances in front of a sugar
cookie girl, trying to make friends. But she just stares
and doesnít say a word, like all the other sweet treats
he tries to meet.
Discouraged, the Gingerbread Baby runs home, chased by a
long line of hungry creatures, where Mattie has a
fantastic surprise for himógingerbread friends that fill
a giant fold-out page.
The wonderful illustrations allow you and your little
reader to follow a recipe and bake your own gingerbread
baby! It is fun to watch Mattie at work in the side
illustrations which you will find in many Jan Brett
books. And Brett has some secrets for us in the corners
of her books. It hints at the ending but you have to pay
attention to find out!