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Gingerbread Friends


by Jan Brett

Ages 4-8

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!


Gingerbread Friends - Teachers Guide


Lesson Plan 

Gingerbread Friends: A Lesson on Making Friends

Making friends can be difficult for young students. This is a lesson plan to reflect upon some of the situations that children face when trying to make a friend. Students will also apply their learning about the gingerbread baby to other stories about friendship and in their own reading books.




Gingerbread Friends Contraction Cards

Gingerbread Friends Upper Case Cards


  Play the gingerbread Baby Board game

Download the game :

Left side pdf            Right side pdf


Gingerbread Friends Garland

These gingerbread friends hold hands to create a delicious holiday decoration for your mantel.

  Create your own Gingerbread Friend - outline printable



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