☆ Gingerbread Friends || Ô PDF Read by î Jan Brett

By Jan Brett | Comments: ( 697 ) | Date: ( May 29, 2020 )

That popular little character is back looking for friends, in an adventure he ll never forget.Confident and cocky, the Gingerbread Baby happens upon a bakery, where he dances and prances in front of a sugar cookie girl, trying to make friends But she just stares and doesn t say a word, like all the other sweet treats he tries to meet.Discouraged, the Gingerbread Baby runsThat popular little character is back looking for friends, in an adventure he ll never forget.Confident and cocky, the Gingerbread Baby happens upon a bakery, where he dances and prances in front of a sugar cookie girl, trying to make friends But she just stares and doesn t say a word, like all the other sweet treats he tries to meet.Discouraged, the Gingerbread Baby runs home, chased by a long line of hungry creatures, where Mattie has a fantastic surprise for him gingerbread friends that fill a giant fold out page.Irresistible images inside the confectionery and outside in the snowy Swiss countryside will delight Jan Brett fans.


  • Title: Gingerbread Friends
  • Author: Jan Brett
  • ISBN: 9780399251610
  • Page: 227
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Jan Brett

With over thirty three million books in print, Jan Brett is one of the nation s foremost author illustrators of children s books Jan lives in a seacoast town in Massachusetts, close to where she grew up During the summer her family moves to a home in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts.As a child, Jan Brett decided to be an illustrator and spent many hours reading and drawing She says, I remember the special quiet of rainy days when I felt that I could enter the pages of my beautiful picture books Now I try to recreate that feeling of believing that the imaginary place I m drawing really exists The detail in my work helps to convince me, and I hope others as well, that such places might be real As a student at the Boston Museum School, she spent hours in the Museum of Fine Arts It was overwhelming to see the room size landscapes and towering stone sculptures, and then moments later to refocus on delicately embroidered kimonos and ancient porcelain, she says I m delighted and surprised when fragments of these beautiful images come back to me in my painting Travel is also a constant inspiration Together with her husband, Joe Hearne, who is a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Jan visits many different countries where she researches the architecture and costumes that appear in her work From cave paintings to Norwegian sleighs, to Japanese gardens, I study the traditions of the many countries I visit and use them as a starting point for my children s books from janbrett



Comments Gingerbread Friends

  • Calista

    Did I get this because my nephew still obsesses over Gingerbread Men or did I get this because I am obsessed with Jan Brett? Some of both.This is a continuation of Gingerbread Baby. The baby has everything he wants and is happy as long as Matti is around. So when he goes off to school, the baby goes looking for friends. I love the sleigh he makes of a rocking chair and the rooster that pulls it with it poofy white mop top. Her visuals are so sweet. Baby has an adventure and comes home to find a [...]


  • Jill

    This was sort of the sequel to Gingerbread Baby. I read it today just for fun.In the book, our buddy Gingerbread Baby has no friends and tries to find some. He has a difficult time until his bff Mattie comes to the rescue and bakes him some buddies. That part was featured on a huge pop-up page that the kids LOVED!!One thing that annoyed me about this book was that in Gingerbread Baby, the boy's name was spelled Matti. In this one, it was Mattie with an E. Hello, editor?


  • Jeannie

    How could anyone not love Jan Brett? "Sweet"story with her delightful illustrations on the sides.which include a recipe for gingerbread. Lovely!


  • Catherine

    Jan Brett weaves elements of classic tales and a delicious recipe for Gingerbread into this tale of the Gingerbread Baby and his quest to find friends. Suitable for ages 3 and up.


  • H

    Story is okay but pictures are adorable!


  • Laurie

    Horn Book (Spring 2009)Brett brings new meaning to "making friends" in this sequel to Gingerbread Baby. The main character, a gingerbread cookie, embarks on a quest for companions. Meanwhile, a parallel story emerges from the decorative illustrations' borders: Mattie bakes a whole batch of gingerbread friends who surprise Gingerbread Baby in a concluding foldout illustration. A spicy extension of a classic tale.Library Media Connection (January/February 2009)Gingerbread Baby lives with a little [...]


  • Tehila

    includes recipe for gingerbread in sidebars of the pages


  • Rosa Cline

    If you pick up any of Ms Brett's storybooks you won't be disappointed! Between her actual story , the illustrations and on each page in the corner or somewhere on each page is another 'story within the story' being told within those illustrations! Fabulous! In this story Gingerbaby lives in a little boys room in the house by himself. He is lonely so he ventures out to find his own friends one day when the little boy has gone away. He sees a couple that looks like him but bigger in a window so he [...]


  • Krista the Krazy Kataloguer

    I'm giving this 3 stars for the story, which was ok, but I'd like to give it 5 stars for the illustrations, which were, as always, GORGEOUS! Gingerbread Baby is lonely when his boy goes off to play with his friends, so he sets out in search of friends of his own at the village bakery. I was fascinated with the details of the drawings of cakes and breads and candies and all their intricate icings. Made me hungry!! I liked the addition of the cat who is in the background watching Gingerbread Baby' [...]


  • Hallie Adkins

    This story basically continues from the story “Gingerbread Baby”. It begins with the gingerbread baby happy as could be in his gingerbread house (inside Matti’s house). After a little while, gingerbread baby becomes lonely. Matti leaves to ski with his friends. Gingerbread baby runs off into town, trying to find a friend. Everyone he tries to meet is a statue or an animal trying to eat him. In the end, gingerbread baby realizes the best place for him is home, and he runs back to his ginger [...]


  • Sandybear76

    Loved this book. I read it to several classes and they still want to read again and again on their own. The Gingerbread Baby is back in this second about him. He is lonely as the boy is busy doing something in the kitchen. So, Gingerbread Baby decides to explore the town, looking for someone to play with. The Gingerbread Baby leads a chase through the village and makes it back home after his adventures. At home, there is a big surprise waiting for him.I love Jan Brett's books. The illustrations [...]


  • Kacie Blakley

    I would consider Gingerbread Friends to be a sequel to Jan Brett's book, Gingerbread Baby. In this adorable story, the gingerbread baby is lonely and decides to go on a hunt for some friends. All the while, Mattie is at home baking up something extra special! What does Gingerbread Baby find when he gets home? I knew what was coming, but I still didn't expect it to be quite so extravagant!Jan Brett definitely does not disappoint with this book. Her paintings are exquisite and impress me every tim [...]


  • Mandy J. Hoffman

    Jan Brett does not disappoint. This is a charming little story with illustrations that will real you into the story and having you pouring over this book.The Gingerbread Baby wants some friends and starts his search in the bakery. Despite his cute sing-song rhyme no one can be his friend. But when the adventure heightens and he finally gets home he finds something sweet just for him!This book if finished by an fold out poster of the last seen that is colorful and bright as every other page. And [...]


  • Meg McGregor

    A wonderful story by the incomparable Jan Brett!This time, the Gingerbread Baby is looking for friends since he is lonely.He meets various unusual characters along the way a cookie couple on top of a chocolate tiered cake a sugar cookie girl seven white swans swimming on a sugar frosting sea a man and a woman dancing on top of a wedding cake.All of these are so deliciously drawn, I get hungry, every time I read this book!I love how Mattie makes the Gingerbread Baby's dreams come true!The details [...]


  • Nadine

    This story basically continues from the story “Gingerbread Baby”. It begins with the gingerbread baby happy as could be in his gingerbread house (inside Matti’s house). After a little while, gingerbread baby becomes lonely. Matti leaves to ski with his friends. Gingerbread baby runs off into town, trying to find a friend. Everyone he tries to meet is a statue or an animal trying to eat him. In the end, gingerbread baby realizes the best place for him is home, and he runs back to his ginger [...]


  • Vicki

    A sweet book about a gingerbread "baby" looking for friends. A twist on the old Gingerbread tale with a surprise pop-up at the end of the book. What child doesn't want to have a friend or ride a chicken?? Awesome illustrations by Jan Brett. Used this at a Christmas PreSchool storytime. This book was prefaced by showing the children a gingerbread man cookie cutter and playdough to resemble the idea of cookies made from cookie cutters. Afterwards I found some gingerbread cookie mix (3 bags) and pl [...]


  • Brittany Cullen

    The gingerbread baby lived with a boy in his room but the boy began going out with friends more and more and the gingerbread baby began to feel sad and took off to find some new friends. He tried many different shops and gingerbread people but none of them answered him. at the end of the day when gingerbread baby returns home he is surprised by all the gingerbread people he had seen that day and how happy he was. It is a good book about making friends and how they will always be there for you an [...]


  • Laura Tabrizipour

    It is hard to find books to read to children in december because you have to be careful they dont include certain religious issues. I think this is a good book because it gets children in the holiday mood with a gingerbread man who is looking for friends. I think children would love this book and a good activity for them to do with it could be to make their own gingerbread man and let him make friends with the other childrens. This gives the children a chance to work together and lets them under [...]


  • Stacy

    This is a cute continuation of the story of the Gingerbread Baby. The Gingerbread Baby wants friends, and goes in search of them, though he finds none and is chased back home. In the side panels, we see Matti making friends for the gingerbread babies. In a very cute move, Jan Brett illustrates part of the recipe in each side panel, so the reader could make their own gingerbread cookies while reading the book. At the end of the book there is a popup page showing the Gingerbread Baby's friends.


  • Mary

    The Gingerbread Baby misses Mattie when the boy goes out to play with friends, so he decides to sneak into the village and finds friends of his own. He tries all the baked people (and swans) in the bakery, but none will speak to him, let alone be his friend. Baby is feeling lonelier than ever when he returns home. But Mattie has a surprise for him, and if you pay close attention to the small illustrations on each page (a Jan Brett signature) you can figure out what it will be.


  • Jennifer

    My son picked this one out at the book fair (he's 5). He can almost read it by himself, but we like to read it together. I think the main draw is the illustrations, which are really great. Also, there is a separate arc if you read the side panels in the book as you go along, that provides the little boy's gingerbread recipe and shows him making the gingerbread friends. That is maybe the best part, and exciting for my son because he also likes to bake.


  • Sylvia

    I love Jan Brett's books and often used them in my classes. This one I used during the celebration of Xmas at school. My schoolkids got a gingerbread baby on cardboard and could decorate it with beads and colored tape. When finished they could use it to hang it on the Christmas trea.I also read the book and the kids to use the color plates. Absolute a lovely book, also for adult, if you like Jan Brett's illustrations.


  • Jill Wolf

    Picture Book #7 This book is about a Gingerbread Baby who is sad because he lives in Mattie's room, but he never has time to play with the Gingerbread Baby. The Gingerbread Baby decides to sneak into town to find his own friends. He visits many places, but he has no luck. He encounters a mouse and gets scared and runs home. A fox ends up chasing him, but when he goes up his ladder, he realizes that there a bunch of other gingerbread men, women, and babies waiting to be his friends.


  • Linda Lipko

    This is a lovely book to read during the holiday season. The Gingerbread boy grows weary of his secure life. Leaving home in pursuit of friendship, the gingerbread boy discovers danger and peril. Chased by a fox, a dog and a host of other non friendly creatures, Gingerbread boy learns the lesson that the snow isn't always whiter on the other side.


  • Mikaela

    Although some of Jan Brett's books seem a bit too much for kids, this one was really fun and enjoyable. The illustrations are classic Jan Brett (one story on the inside while another illustrated on the outside). My kids like things a bit silly and having a Gingerbread Baby try to make friends with non-talking edibles was right up their alley.


  • Audrey Galiardi

    Again, I love Jan Brett books, but this one is a fun one for our gingerbread unit in December. I love that the last page folds out and is full of so much illustration! I love using this to have the kids draw a picture of a friend for the poor little gingerbread baby who so desperately needs friends.


  • MissInformation

    A pleasant romp. Not as tight as Gingerbread Baby, but the same characters return. Gingerbread baby is lonely, and goes in search of cookie friends at a bakery. Mattie again saves the day.Brett's illustrations have a nice parallel story running in the borders. Her forte is really the art- not the writing.


  • Shelley larson

    Gingerbread Friends is the story of the Gingerbread Baby and his search for friends. He lives in Mattie's room, but Mattie doesn't always want to play with him, so the Gingerbread Baby decides to go into town to find his own playmates. The only problem is, no one wants to play with him. The only thing I liked about this book was the recipe for gingerbread.Genre: picture bookCopyright: 2008


  • Christine

    Jan Brett is always a good choice. I read this to the students the week before Christmas. I love her illustrations, especially the story happening in the sidebar. The kids love to predict what is going to happen. The foldout page at the end was a huge hit, with everyone ooohing and ahhhing at Mattie's gingerbread creations.


  • Samantha

    Gingerbread Baby goes looking for some friends, gets caught up in some mischief and trouble and returns home to find all the friends he could ask for. Watercolor and gouache artwork with a recipe worked into the page borders.Overall, I liked the artwork and formatting far more than I liked the story. PreK-2.


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