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The Gingerbread Man Is Loose Series

Mike Lowery and Laura Murray
The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School by Laura Murray; Illustrated by Mike Lowery
The Gingerbread Man Loose at The Zoo by Laura Murray; Illustrated by Mike Lowery
The Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun Loose at School by Laura Murray; illustrated by Mike Lowery

The Gingerbread Man Is Loose Series : Titles in Order

Book 5
A leprechaun is causing all kinds of trouble on St. Patrick’s Day–but our popular Gingerbread Man is back to save the day!

After a mischievous leprechaun makes a mess of the band room, the Gingerbread Man vows to catch him. He follows the leprechaun’s clues all around the building finding chaos everywhere–even in the library! But then he finds the worst clue of all. It says the leprechaun’s next target might be a house made of gingerbread!

Luckily, the Gingerbread Man makes it to his classroom in time to set a trap for the leprechaun. He’ll show that mischief maker that he messed with the wrong cookie this time.

“I’m on a mission! I’ve got a good plan.
I can catch him! I’m the Gingerbread Man!”

Look for this clever gingerbread man’s adventures at the Zoo, in the Fire House, at school, and at Christmas!
Book 4
When the Gingerbread Man is loose at the zoo, he has to be careful not to end up as an animal’s lunch!

Is there anything more fun than a class trip to the zoo? The Gingerbread Man and his classmates don’t think so, and they get to solve riddles on a WILD scavenger hunt. They meet giraffes, monkeys, and even a fox (especially scary for a Gingerbread Man!).
 
But a zoo full of critters is a tricky place for a tasty cookie—even a very fast one—and the Gingerbread Man ends up separated from his friends. He needs to solve all of the riddles to catch up with his class and help someone else who is lost.
 
I’ll be a detective. I know that I can!
I’ll solve all these clues. I’m the Gingerbread Man!
 
Animals galore and a trail of clues make the Gingerbread Man’s latest adventure his wildest one yet. Look for his other adventures at the fire house, at school, with a leprechaun, and at Christmas!
Book 3
The holidays are for giving thanks and nothing can stop this Gingerbread Man from delivering his to his favorite member of the community! 

Everyone in class is busy practicing songs and making goodies for their trip to town to thank community helpers, and the Gingerbread Man has made a card for someone extra sweet. But before he can deliver his gift, whipping wind and swirling snow come to town, too. Slushy sidewalks are no place for a cookie, but this Gingerbread Man won’t let a little bad weather stop him!

“I’ll search on my own, as fast as I can!
I’ll dash through this snow. I’m the Gingerbread Man!”

With all the flavors of the season and generous dashes of kindness and gratitude, the Gingerbread Man’s newest adventure makes for a perfect read-aloud throughout the holidays.
Book 2
A visit to a fire house is always fun, but it’s even more exciting when the Gingerbread Man comes along!

Guess who gets to go along on a field trip to the firehouse? The Gingerbread Man! But when he falls out of his classmate’s pocket, Spot the Dalmatian comes sniffing around. Luckily, this Gingerbread Man is one smart cookie, and he races into the fire truck, up the pole, and all through the station, staying one step ahead of the hungry dog the whole time. Then an emergency call comes in and the Gingerbread Man knows just what to do:
“I’ll ride to the rescue, as fast as I can.I want to help, too! I’m the Gingerbread Man!”

With snappy rhymes and fresh illustrations, the Gingerbread Man makes a sweet return in his second school adventure.
Book 1
When a class leaves for recess, their just-baked Gingerbread Man is left behind. But he’s a smart cookie and heads out to find them. He’ll run, slide, skip, and (after a mishap with a soccer ball) limp as fast as he can because: “I can catch them! I’m their Gingerbread Man!”

With help from the gym teacher, the nurse, the art teacher and even the principal, the Gingerbread Man does find his class, and he’s assured they’ll never leave him behind again.

Teachers often use the Gingerbread Man story to introduce new students to the geography and staff of schools, and this fresh, funny twist on the original can be used all year long. Includes a poster with fun activities!

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