The Gingerbread Man Loose at the Zoo
By Laura Murray, Illustrated by Mike Lowery
32 pages, Hardcover
Age Range: 5-8 years old
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
$10.61 on Amazon
Chloe and I love reading funny books together and The Gingerbread Man Loose at the Zoo by Laura Murray/illustrated by Mike Lowery had the two of us in giggles during our bedtime reading. This was our first introduction to the Gingerbread Man books and now she wants to check out all of the other three.
In this fourth book, the Gingerbread Man goes on a class field trip to the zoo. The teacher has the students go on an animal-themed scavenger hunt map with riddles to solve in order to know what animal they are seeing next. Of course the Gingerbread Man is a tasty treat to animals so he ends up getting separated from the rest of his class. But in the end, he uses his senses to figure out where to meet his classmates next, while also helping a baby kangaroo get back to his mama.
I absolutely love the rhyming in the book which is even more fun to read when paired with the comic book layout and illustration style of Mike Lowery. Kids will love to help figure out riddles before the page turn. An added plus for this book is the special fold-out poster featuring the scavenger hunt zoo map. On the flip side of the poster, kids can color pictures and do activities. The Gingerbread Man Loose at the Zoo is a fun book that all animal-lover kids will relate to. This is one of those that they will want to read over and over!
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