I simply love Jan Brett's work. The stories are sweet and the illustrations are captivating. One of my favorite picture books for this time of year is Gingerbread Baby. Jan Brett's version is a twist on the classic tale. Students love it!
Summary: It all begins when Matti opens the oven too soon and out jumps a little Gingerbread Baby. He leads Matti's mother and father, the dog and cat, and a whole colorful cast of characters on a rollicking chase through the village and into the forest, staying just out of reach, daring them to catch him along the way.
Here's a little clip of Jan Brett baking cookies, drawing a a picture of the gingerbread baby, and reading the story. It's perfect for sharing with students!
Going along with the gingerbread theme, I have a holiday recipe to share. I'm joining up with one of my blogging buddies, Emily, from The Reading Tutor/OG for a virtual cookie swap.
I'm sharing my recipe for White Chocolate Chip Ginger Snaps. I came across this recipe a few years ago at a neighborhood cookie exchange. My family gobbled down the ginger snaps, and they quickly became a favorite recipe. I hope you enjoy them too!