"Readers know the rest, but this bright, winning update, with its vast city backgrounds and a gingerbread boy recipe (that, unlike the story, allows the cookie to come out of the oven before it is subjected to icing) enclosed, makes the chase seem new. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Egielski (Buz, 1995, etc.) applies his paintbrush to a familiar tale—and transplants it to an urban setting—about the gingerbread boy who is too enticingly delicious to avoid pursuit, and too naive and inexperienced to recognize a foxy deception.
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