THE GINGERBREAD BOY by Paul Galdone

THE GINGERBREAD BOY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Galdone has already proven many times over that he is perfectly at home with those traditional nursery tales that are still preschoolers' favorites, and his expressive, unassuming style just right for their very young audience. Here he takes us, with his runaway gingerbread hero, from the benign old couple's cottage through a country landscape that streaks by like the backdrop in a Western chase film. We must admit that his ogling threshers and mowers have less individual appeal than the typically Galdone-y loping cow, stuffed looking horse and ever-so-self-satisfied fox, but children will follow along breathlessly with every one of them right up to that last snip snap snip when the Gingerbread Boy goes ""the way of every single gingerbread boy that ever came out of an oven.
Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 1975
ISBN: 0899191630
Page count: 44pp
Publisher: Seabury
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1st, 1975




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