Super Engaging Book #8

The Gingerbread Man

Loose in the School

Written by Laura Murray-Illustrated by Mike Lowery


There is never really an inappropriate time to have some Gingerbread for a snack! I had some at a soup & salad place just last week. Therefore…anytime is the right time to read a book about The Gingerbread Man! Luckily, there are many choices these days and the children absolutely love them!

In The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School, the cookie or cake or bread (whatever it is called!) is made by a class of children at school. The eggs were his glue! Thank goodness that they remembered the eggs. Otherwise, how would he run?!! The children rolled and molded the gluey dough to make it look like a man. They put him in the oven and guess what he said to himself…

Finally! I’m A Gingerbread Man!


Right at that moment, the teacher said:


The class jumped in line and raced out the door. They left the Gingerbread Man BEHIND!

I’ll Run And I’ll Run As Fast AS I Can.

I Can Catch Them! I’m Their


He goes just about everywhere in the school: to the gym (He lost his toe in the gym) to the nurse’s office (Because of his toe problem.), to the art teacher’s classroom (Oh no! He was downstairs!), and to the principal’s office (where he took her desk chair for a spin)!


Wouldn’t you know it?!!! The principal had seen the children and knew what they were doing! They left him behind so that he could cool! They were hanging posters all over the whole school that said…


From Room 23…

If Found, Please Return Him As Soon As You Can. We think He Is Lost!!!



Right in the middle of the posters, there was a picture of The Gingerbread Man!!! When he finally got back to the classroom, the children shouted…

Hooray!!! yooray-say-the-children

***One of the most fun children’s books that I have seen lately! And…the one that I bought at a bookstore included a poster!***


gingerbread-man-craft A Gingerbread Man craft to make with children!!


4 thoughts on “Super Engaging Book #8

  1. Great-Grandmother’s Gingerbread

    1/2 cup butter & shortening, mixed
    1/2 cup sugar
    1 egg
    1 cup molasses
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    1 1/2 teaspoon soda
    2 1/s cups sifted flour
    1/2 teaspoon cloves
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 cup hot water
    1 teaspoon ginger
    Cream butter/shortening and sugar. Add beaten egg and molasses. Stir together.
    Sift together dry ingredients and add to first mixture. Add hot water last and beat until smooth.
    Bake in greased shallow pan for 40-45 minutes in a moderate oven (350 degrees). Should make 15 portions.


    • Yes…it is a wonderful book and the pictures are funny! You could hunt for the Gingerbread Man throughout your house and farm! Then you come back in and you have Gingerbread Men cookies for the kids! You have a note from the Gingerbread Man to the children that says “I am so sorry that I missed you so I left you some treats!” I did this several years with my children at school! Fun!


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