Gingerbread Christmas by Jan Brett

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Brett again uses her signature style of ornamental borders and side panels to extend the story, with borders of frosting and candies and panels including dancing children of different ethnic groups. Fans of Brett’s intricately detailed illustration style will find this a sweet treat.
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Jan Brett’s beloved character the Gingerbread Baby returns in a fun-filled Christmas caper!
 
Gingerbread Baby and his friend, Matti, take his gingerbread band to the Christmas Festival where they are a hit until the aroma of gingerbread reaches the children, signaling that it is time to run away. Clever Matti uses snow to disguise the gingerbread instruments while Gingerbread Baby leads the audience on a merry chase to the smartest hiding place ever--a giant Christmas tree.
 

About Jan Brett

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Jan Brett is the beloved bestselling author/artist of many books for children.
Author Residence: Norwell, MA
 
Published October 18, 2016 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Arts & Photography, Cooking. Fiction
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Kirkus

Good
on Aug 17 2016

Brett again uses her signature style of ornamental borders and side panels to extend the story, with borders of frosting and candies and panels including dancing children of different ethnic groups. Fans of Brett’s intricately detailed illustration style will find this a sweet treat.

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Publishers Weekly

Above average
on Jun 21 2017

In her signature style, Brett frames her pages with intricate themed borders that supplement or foreshadow the story’s action; featuring candies, gingerbread, and ornate loops of icing, they look good enough to eat.

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