The Gingerbread Girl

The Gingerbread Girlby Lisa Campbell Ernst
AR Reading Level 4.4; 0.5 points
Available at Amazon.com

Summary: The gingerbread girl was made by the little old woman and man, who were feeling lonely.  The girl runs off, just like her older brother, gathering a crowd behind her.   When she comes to the river, she outsmarts the fox, using a piece of her licorice hair to tie his snout shut so he won’t eat her.  She brings the whole crowd to the little old couple to keep them company.

Activities:  Any age would enjoy this as a Read-Aloud, but primary students benefit most from the rhyme, repetition, and structure.  I would use it for prediction on the first reading.  I might give the kids a paper with the Gingerbread Girl’s rhyme, and let them practice it for fluency.  If the kids notice the feminist angle, well, that’s good for them to see!

Posted in Book Reviews by Corey Green @ Feb 17, 2010

 

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