The exasperating Gingerbread Man, famous for leading a host of townsfolk and animals in a wild chase about the countryside, lives at 398.2 on the library shelves. But the Gingerbread Man is not the type of cookie that stays in one place for very long, and one day he just canít help himself. With a leap and a whoosh, he escapes the librarianís grasp, and the chase for the wily Gingerbread Man is on again!
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Gingerbread Man Superhero!
By Dotti Enderle
Illustrated by Joe Kulka
Not every superhero is the same... This one is edible.
When an evil macaroon holds a group of brownies hostage, who is there to save the day? Gingerbread Man Superhero!
"Run, run as fast as you can. You can't escape me I'm the Gingerbread Man!"
"If there was ever a time when we needed a cry of 'Flour Power' to address the world' troubles, this is it." -- Mark London Williams, author of the Danger Boy series.
"A deliciously heroic 'crÍped' crusader ... defender of everything sweet and yummy! Bon Appťtit!" --Bruce Foster, pop-up artist of The Spirit: A Pop-up Graphic Novel
"Not only do I hightly recommend this delicious adventure, but I also recommend making sure you bring a snack while reading." -- Steve Young, award-winning author of 15 Minutes.
At the annual Houston Livestock Show, Jake unwittingly frees the animals from their pens-now it's up to him to corral the wild stampede back up again. From the cows playing volleyball with the cowboys to the pigs on paddleboats, things get out of hand mighty quick. As heifers, chickens, rabbits, and pigs run wild around the rodeo, Jack devises a clever plan to herd up the livestock and save the show from disaster. Children will be delighted with Jack's solution.
Eleven-year-old Lizzie is minding the family antique store while her grandpa naps on a spindly sofa. When Mrs. Larchmont and her poodle, Giselle, enter and begin their buying spree, they refuse to leave without bargaining for the one antique not for sale...Grandpa!
When Jake walked into the Texas State Fair, he passed up the funnel cakes, the popcorn, the nachos, and the corn dogs and headed straight to the cotton candy booth. He placed his money on the counter and grinned up at Miss Pearl Jackson, the lady twirling the pink, feathery confection. Miss Pearl grinned right back. But when Jake walked away with his treat, he didnít notice the long strand of cotton candy still attached to the spinning machine...
* 2005 Texas Reading Association Golden Spur Nominee