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The Gingerbread Girl goes animal crackers, Lisa Campbell Ernst

Label
The Gingerbread Girl goes animal crackers
Title
The Gingerbread Girl goes animal crackers
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Campbell Ernst
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Gingerbread Girl, who once escaped the fox that devoured her brother, must now try to save from a similar fate the animal crackers she received as a birthday gift
Tone
Illustration
Review
  • Preschool-Grade 1 The Gingerbread Girl returns, and here she’s thrilled with a gift from the couple that baked her: animal crackers. However, once they’re out of the box, a familiar romp begins: “We’re wild Animal Crackers / Hear our fierce roar. / You can’t catch us, / We’re off to explore!” Now it’s the Gingerbread Girl’s turn to be the voice of reason, but the crackers don’t listen, and, not surprisingly, they soon meet up with the hungry fox. The rhymes don’t always scan, but Ernst’s oversize, jovial art carries the day. The clever ending is fun, too. -- Cooper, Ilene (Reviewed 11-01-2011) (Booklist, vol 108, number 5)
  • PreS-Gr 2 — The intrepid cookie from The Gingerbread Girl (Dutton, 2006) is back. This time, her kindly baker parents give her a box of animal crackers for her birthday-the friends she'd always wanted. Predictably, the stampede of baked critters bursts from the box and the familiar chase ensues with a new refrain, "We're wild Animal Crackers,/Hear our fierce roar,/You can't catch us,/We're off to explore!" Each beastie gets its own verse-some rhymes more awkward than others. All of the verses are set off in italics; those by the individual animals are in red, and the chorus is in purple. The animals sport mischievous expressions. Their energetic sprint is conveyed by motion lines, as they leap and scamper away from cow, cat, sheep, etc. The sly fox is up to his usual tricks as he lures the crackers onto his back and tries to devour them mid-river. The Gingerbread Girl rescues her friends by encouraging them to roar loudly. The deafened fox flees and Gingerbread Girl and her prodigal menagerie happily reunite. As in the previous installment, Ernst's pastel gingham backgrounds evoke domestic comfort; her oversize cartoon illustrations are bright and expressive. The story does not break any new ground and is a smidgen too sweet for some tastes, but its familiar formula should please children. A good choice for those in need of snack-related books or extra fractured fairy tales, but an additional purchase for smaller collections.—Yelena Alekseyeva-Popova, Chappaqua Library, NY --Yelena Alekseyeva-Popova (Reviewed December 1, 2011) (School Library Journal, vol 57, issue 12, p82)
  • When Gingerbread Girl, who matched wits with a fox in The Gingerbread Girl, opens a box of animal crackers, the animals take off running, and each cracker recites a variation on a snappy, self-referential refrain: “I’ll whoop and I’ll shout,/ Make a hullabaloo./ You can’t catch me,/ I’m the cracker kangaroo!” Along the way, a cat and mouse, a herd of sheep, and a scout troop (among others) join Gingerbread Girl as she gives chase, trying to keep the crackers safe from that wily fox. Ernst’s pastel palette is well-suited to this lively story of “Animal Crackers gone wild,” which, with words like “menagerie” and “brouhaha,” scattered throughout, offers a bit of a vocabulary lesson, too. Ages 3–5. (Oct.) --Staff (Reviewed October 3, 2011) (Publishers Weekly, vol 258, issue 40, p)
  • The plucky Gingerbread Girl is back in her second outing, this time trying to save an animal-cracker menagerie from the wily fox (The Gingerbread Girl, 2006). For her birthday, the old couple who baked her give the Gingerbread Girl what she has always longed for—friends like her to play with. But no sooner is the wrapping off than they are out the door. As they run through the countryside, collecting pursuers as they go, individual cracker animals add their own rhymes to the refrain: "I'm strong and I'm fast, / Though I smell like vanilla. / You can't catch me, / I'm the cracker gorilla!" Ernst's text pages and spread borders are softly colored gingham, the animal-cracker train escaping the illustrations to parade through the text, while those chasing line up in sepia tones across the top. Clearly communicated emotions add much to the story, from the untrammeled glee the crackers feel in their newfound freedom to the suspense that builds as the chase nears the river and the waiting fox. In the end, some quick thinking on the part of the clever girl helps her new friends escape her older brother's fate. The girl heroine, large trim size, catchy rhymes and repeating refrain make this one sure to be a popular choice for group readings...just don't forget the animal-cracker snack. (Picture book. 3-6)(Kirkus Reviews, September 15, 2011)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10012734
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ernst, Lisa Campbell
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Preschool
  • 770
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
PZ7.E7323
LC item number
Gig 2011
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 2
Reading level
  • 3.9.
  • 3.7.
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Reading Counts!
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gingerbread
  • Cookies
  • Foxes
  • Birthdays
  • Picture books for children
  • Gingerbread
  • Cookies
  • Foxes
  • Birthdays
  • Humorous stories
  • Birthdays
  • Cookies
  • Foxes
  • Gingerbread
  • Picture books for children
Target audience
primary
Label
The Gingerbread Girl goes animal crackers, Lisa Campbell Ernst
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn706018467
Dimensions
32 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780525422594
Lccn
2011005244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)706018467
Label
The Gingerbread Girl goes animal crackers, Lisa Campbell Ernst
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn706018467
Dimensions
32 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780525422594
Lccn
2011005244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)706018467

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