Pat-a-Cake and Ronne Randall - The Gingerbread Man - Hachette Children's Group

The Gingerbread Man

Fairy Tale with picture glossary and an activity

By Pat-a-Cake and Ronne Randall
Illustrated by Susan Batori

  • Hardback
  • £4.99

A beautiful read-aloud story to share, with a visual glossary and an activity to take young children deeper into the story.

"Run, run, run as fast as you can - you can't catch me, I'm the gingerbread man!" Follow the gingerbread man with his famous refrain as he runs away from Molly and her Mum who have baked and decorated him for their tea.

It's never too early to introduce children to the magic and wonder of classic tales. Familiar characters are brought to life at each turn of the page with spellbinding artwork and lyrical writing. A visual glossary at the beginning introduces new vocabulary and promotes understanding. A lively activity at the end invites discussion and will make even the very youngest children want to return to these story books again and again.

Fairy tales and classic stories are a vital introduction to the basics of storytelling like setting, characters and plot. They boost a child's imagination and also teach valuable life lessons about good overcoming evil, the difference between right and wrong and the importance of rising to a challenge.

Also available: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, The Ugly Duckling, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Jack and the Beanstalk

Biographical Notes

Pat-a-Cake (Author)
Pat-a-Cake takes you and your child on a magical journey. From sharing the very first baby book to watching your little one read all by themselves.
The adventure begins here . . .

Ronne Randall (Author)
Ronne Randall, originally from New York, has worked in children's publishing since 1980 and has been a freelance editor and author since 1993. She has written more than 150 children's books, published on both sides of the Atlantic. She has a special interest in folklore and fairy tales, and she has an MA in Folklore from Sheffield University. She is married, with one son, and lives in Nottinghamshire, England.

Susan Batori (Illustrator)
Susan Batori lives in Budapest, Hungary. She studied graphic design at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest. She worked as an art director at DDB Advertising Agency then she noticed that drawing hilarious characters was much more fun. Since 2012, Susan has been working as a freelance children's book illustrator. Humour is the one thing in her studio that she could not live without.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781526380586
  • Publication date: 12 Jul 2018
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Pat-a-Cake
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