A new Caribbean take on a traditional story, ideal for children practising their reading
at home or in school.
Part of Bloomsbury Young Readers.
Book Band: Turquoise (Ideal for ages 6+)
An old woman dreams that a gingerbread man will make her happy so she bakes a
beautiful one. But as soon as he’s out of the oven, he has other ideas! He’s fast
enough to outrun the old woman and her husband but half the village wants to eat
him. How can this possibly make the old woman happy?
Kandace Chimbiri’s retelling of The Gingerbread Man has a Caribbean twist and is
perfect for Key Stage 1 (KS1) children who are learning to read by themselves. It
features illustrations from Richy Sánchez Ayala and an entertaining chase that
children will love.
Bloomsbury Young Readers are the perfect way to get children reading, with book-
banded stories by brilliant authors like Julia Donaldson. With gorgeous colour
illustrations and inside cover notes to help children get the most out of stories, this
series is ideal for home and school. Guided reading notes written by the Centre for
Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) are available at