This is the third book by Jan Brett that I have featured on the blog.
As we left the book on the last blog post, the Gingerbread Baby was snug inside the gingerbread house that Mattie had fashioned for him. However, Mattie wasn’t one to stay in his room all the time to be company to the Gingerbread Baby.
Mattie liked to spend time with his friends, and the Gingerbread Baby became lonely.
So…he slipped out of the house while Mattie was busy working on something. He was serious about searching for friends.
He came upon some swans, but they weren’t moving at all.
After encountering other creatures that weren’t especially friendly, he decided he needed to head home. There were townspeople chasing after him, but he managed to arrive safely.
Well, these pictures transferred out of order. Mattie had been busy with a recipe, baking friends for the Gingerbread Baby! Jan Brett designed clever, fold out pages in the back of the book that show the new playmates! Whee! They were ready for fun!
Once again, Jan Brett’s illustrations extend to the margins of the pages, these give ingredients for Mattie’s gingerbread creations! You may be able to see some of that in an above picture.
Perhaps it’s time for me to bake some gingerbread people! Magic happens when flour, sugar, eggs, spices, and butter are combined!
Children’s books have a special spot in my heart, and Jan Brett is one of my favorite authors!