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 Gingerbread man loose at the zoo
 Author: Murray, Laura

 Publisher:  Putnam (2016)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 28 cm.

 BTSB No: 665400 ISBN: 9780399168673
 Ages: 5-8 Grades: K-3

 Stories in rhyme
 Cookies -- Fiction
 Treasure hunt (Game) -- Fiction
 Zoos -- Fiction
 Field trips -- Fiction

Price: $23.28

When the gingerbread man gets separated from his class during a field trip to the zoo, he uses his teacher's animal scavenger hunt clues to find his way back to them.

 Illustrator: Lowery, Mike

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.90
   Points: .5   Quiz: 183877
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 2.50
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 69319

   Kirkus Reviews (06/15/16)
   School Library Journal (08/01/16)
 The Hornbook (00/09/16)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 08/01/2016 PreS-Gr 2—The Gingerbread Man is loose once more, this time accompanying his class to the zoo. Following the established formula of upbeat rhyming text and cartoon panel illustrations, the plot involves a lost kangaroo joey that is saved by the Gingerbread Man, but the real joy of the book is following the cookie as he meets different animals. Young readers will pick up on the rhythm of the text quickly and are sure to start clapping and dancing along to the beat, which makes it a great read-aloud choice. The text also includes riddles about different animals, which are well placed in relation to page turns, so that readers have a chance to solve the riddles before the answers are revealed. The animals are illustrated in bright colors and with friendly faces that match the active tone. Fans of graphic novels will appreciate the panel illustration format, text boxes, and speech bubbles. VERDICT Recommended for general purchase, especially for libraries with active storytime or read-aloud programs.—Celia Dillon, The Brearley School, New York - Copyright 2016 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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