The Gingerbread Man - A Classic Story for Children




  An old man and an old woman live here.
They don’t have any children.
One day, the old woman makes a big gingerbread man.
He has arms, legs, and a head.
He looks like a boy!

The old woman sees the gingerbread man.
“I am happy. You are my little boy!”
But then, she hears a voice.


“I am not your boy! I am the Gingerbread Man!”
The gingerbread man speaks!
And then, he runs out of the kitchen.
The old woman is very surprised.
She shouts,“Oh, no! Come back, my little boy!”



The gingerbread man doesn’t stop.
He runs even faster! He sings a song:
“The old man can’t catch me.
The old woman can’t catch me.
I am the gingerbread man!”

 

He sees a cow. “Stop, gingerbread man!”
But the gingerbread man doesn’t stop.
“The old man can’t catch me. The old woman can’t catch me.
The cow can’t catch me. I am the gingerbread man!”
He keeps singing.

 

He sees a horse. “Stop, gingerbread man!”
But the gingerbread man doesn’t stop.
“The old man can’t catch me.
The old woman can’t catch me.
The cow can’t catch me.
The horse can’t catch me.
I am the gingerbread man!”

 

The old man, the old woman, the cow, and the horse all run after him.
He comes to the river!
“Oh, my god!”
“What can I do? I will get wet. I can’t swim!”
Just then a fox comes to the gingerbread man.


“Do you want to cross the river?”
“But I can’t swim!”
“That’s no problem. I can help you.
You can sit on my tail, and I will cross the river! Come on!”
The gingerbread man is glad.


  He jumps on the fox’s tail.
The fox swims on.
Soon, his feet get wet.
“My feet are wet! Help me!”
“Jump on my back.”
The gingerbread man jumps on the fox’s back.
But soon, his feet get wet again.



“Come and sit my nose.”
“You are very kind! I owe you my life.”
He sits on the fox’s nose.
SNAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The fox gulped the gingerbread man!


I was hired to illustrate a classic children's story book: "The Gingerbread Man" to be used in Korea, Philippines and online teaching. Though I was only given a week to rush everything, I'm really proud of my illustrations. Hopefully, this project will be published by next year! You are my favorite Mr. Gingerbread Man!

2 comments:

Abigail Nyirenda said...

I love this story, remember reading it when I was a kid! LOVE IT!
cute blog too!

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Carizza Chua said...

thank you so much! :)