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The Gingerbread Cowboy

The Gingerbread Cowboy Giddyup giddyup as fast as you can You can t catch me I m the Gingerbread Man The Gingerbread Cowboy can run from the rancher he can dash past the javelinas and he can giddyup right by the cattle

  • Title: The Gingerbread Cowboy
  • Author: Janet Squires Holly Berry
  • ISBN: 9780060778637
  • Page: 409
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Giddyup, giddyup as fast as you can You can t catch me, I m the Gingerbread Man The Gingerbread Cowboy can run from the rancher, he can dash past the javelinas, and he can giddyup right by the cattle grazing on the mesa But what happens when he meets a coyote sleeping in the sun Janet Squires and Holly Berry retell this classic tale with a Wild Western flair, filled wi Giddyup, giddyup as fast as you can You can t catch me, I m the Gingerbread Man The Gingerbread Cowboy can run from the rancher, he can dash past the javelinas, and he can giddyup right by the cattle grazing on the mesa But what happens when he meets a coyote sleeping in the sun Janet Squires and Holly Berry retell this classic tale with a Wild Western flair, filled with rodeo romping fun.

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    About "Janet Squires Holly Berry"

    1. Janet Squires Holly Berry

      I write fiction and nonfiction for children and adults.My debut Western historical novel, Desperate Straits is a 2015 Peacemaker Award finalist.I donate a portion of the proceeds from MONTY The Courageous Survival of a Rescue Dog to animal rescue organizations.My picture book, The Gingerbread Cowboy, is the Arizona Governors 2007 First Grade Book and a special edition of 100,000 copies was printed for distribution to every first grade student in Arizona.My interest in the historic West stems from the stories I heard growing up My family pioneered their way through Texas, New Mexico and Arizona as ranchers, miners and lawmen My favorite activity is any one that involves horses Or dogs I can t remember a time when I didn t share my life with at least one My interest in animal rescue and welfare issues made writing Monty s story an opportunity I couldn t resist I ve fostered numerous dogs in addition to the rescues that are part of my family I ve worked to raise awareness about puppy mills, bailed dogs out of shelters, bottle fed orphaned puppies, and cared for the sick and injured I support a variety of rescue organizations.I teach writing workshops and lecture on children s books, literacy, storytelling, and the creative writing process for children and adults I m a member of SCBWI, Women Writing the West, Western Writers of America, and Western Fictioneers.

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    1. This is one of my favorite versions of the gingerbread boy story. In this version, the farmer and his wife are replaced by the rancher and his wife and the animals of the original telling are replaced with desert/southwest fauna, such as horny toads, roadrunners, and longhorn steer. The illustrations are playful, bright, and funny and depict a silly story of a gingerbread cowboy who runs away singing, "Giddyup, giddyup as fast as you can. You can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread Man." I can't hel [...]


    2. A delightful classic children's fable that adds a Texas Western take on the story. There are short paragraphs for the 4 to 8 year old and there are colorful drawings related to the story on each page. This book is ideal for any household with young children. This was a free review copy obtained through and autographed by the author.




    3. Great western version with good pictures. There are lots of desert animals that want to eat the gingerbread man: a horned lizard, a roadrunner, javelinas, long-horned cattle, and a coyote. The only thing is the picture on the last page is really strange! And quite shocking! A pretty good story. Recommended for Grades K-2.


    4. We checked this novel out from the library at our son's instance because he had read it previously at school; however, I found that I did not like it at all. There was not a good meaning behind it and it presented a rather cocky attitude overall. This was not pleasing and the cookie unfortunately got what he deserved in the end.


    5. This is a great book that goes along with the classic story. I use it in my class to compare and contrast different engaging stories and it is perfect for that. It also uses a lot of new vocabulary that I can teach to my students.





    6. This is a very cute retelling of the Gingerbread Man. If you're doing a compare/contrast of different versions, this might pair well with The Runaway Tortilla by Eric Kimmel.


    7. The Gingerbread Cowboy written by Janet Squires and illustrated by Holly Berry is a spin off of the story The Gingerbread Man. Except in this version, it is a gingerbread cowboy and it takes place in the desert. It starts off with a rancher's wife who always bakes biscuits. However on this particular day, she decided to bake a gingerbread cowboy. When the rancher came back home and opened the oven for his snack, the gingerbread cowboy jumped out and ran away from the ranchers. He ran past a liza [...]


    8. The rancher's wife always makes biscuits. One day she decided she's tired of them and instead makes a Gingerbread Cowboy. When the rancher opened the oven to check on him he jumped out and started running away. Escaping from the rancher and his wife, a roadrunner, javelinas, long-horned cattle and cowboys, the Gingerbread Cowboy comes along a coyote. "Giddyup, giddyup as fast as you can. You can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread Man," he sings. The coyote convinces the Gingerbread Cowboy that he w [...]


    9. Fairy Tale Book Review #2The Gingerbread Cowboy is a modern adaptation of the classic The Gingerbread Boy. This book is set in southwestern United States and closely follows the original story. This version chronicles the journey that a gingerbread cowboy goes on. Different from the original, this gingerbread boy is being created to be eaten. Once again, an oven door is open and away he goes. I think younger children would love the illustrations in this story. They are brightly colored and have [...]


    10. Read as a non-print text. Listened to this story on CD. This version of the classic Gingerbread Man tale is based in the Wild West and filled with tons of cowboy fun! The Gingerbread Cowboy is made by the rancher’s wife, but this quick cookie ran as fast as he could to experience the cacti, javelinas, canyons and more. But the Gingerbread Cowboy is for a surprise when he meets a cozy resting coyote. "Giddyup, giddyup as fast as you can. You can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread Man!" This saying [...]


    11. A fun retelling of the Gingerbread Man with a Western setting and characters. It's a faithful retelling (yes, the Gingerbread Cowboy gets eaten) but the refrain becomes "Giddyup, giddyup as fast as you can. You can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread Man." Other cowboy style phrases are sprinkled throughout ("Now, the Gingerbread Cowboy was feeling might pleased with himself.") making this a fun read-aloud. The kids I read it to, seemed to like that they knew the story, but that this was a twist on [...]


    12. Text to Text The Gingerbread Cowboy by Janet Squires is a story about a wife and husband who lived in the Wild Wild West. They baked a gingerbread cookie that looked like a cowboy. The gingerbread cowboy came alive out of the oven and ran away from several animals in the desert. Finally, he meets a coyote that tricks him into eating him at the end of the story. This story can be related to the original stories of The Gingerbread Man in several ways. After reading this book, the one story that co [...]


    13. This is a great read aloud book to use for ages 3-7. Using a "southern twang" while reading enhances the story. I did change the text a bit while reading to make it more fun for the kids. Before starting the book, I taught the children to repeat, "Giddy-up, Giddy-up, as fast as you can, you can't catch me, 'cause I'm the Gingerbread man." Then I ask them if they would rather say "Gin-ger-bread, COW-BOY". Every classroom I visited wanted it changed.This book is great for introducing new vocabular [...]


    14. A western twist on a classic tale. I love books that can take an old, beloved story and give a unique interpretation of it. The Gingerbread Cowboy is beautifully illustrated in warm, earthy colors that add to the atmosphere of the book. Children will laugh at the gingerbread cowboy's antics and his narrow escapes from almost everyone. One of the things that I appreciated the most about this book is that it did not stray from the original concept of the story. Sure it takes place in the desert, b [...]


    15. This book is so cute! I like how the Gingerbread Cowboy was different. I wasn't just the Gingerbread man, the author added something different in the story. Yet this book is basically the same storyline, the author did find a way of making it diverse in adding the cowboy aspect in there. This book would be great for reading out loud to young children. They would definitely enjoy this book because it's entertaining and it's funny. Reading this brought back memories of Christmas time when I was li [...]


    16. My students liked this Gingerbread story set in the west and it's a good addition to elementary school collections. In this variation, the Gingerbread Cowboy is chased by a roadrunner, javelina, longhorn cattle, and the old man and woman. True to the original, he's gobbled up at the end not by a fox but by a clever coyote. The repeating statement for this version is "Giddyup, giddyup as fast as you can. You can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread Man." I also liked this version because it was dialec [...]


    17. I love this story and always use it to teach about lying during the holidays. The moral of the story is that you should not trust anyone without consideration. This story makes lying seem quite compelling, seeing as with a simple bit of trickery, the fox was able to reap the rewards of eating the supple gingerbread man. This can seem quite appealing to children, as they see these initial benefits from lying, but fail to see the big picture. If everyone were to lie, it would become quite the untr [...]


    18. A retelling of The Gingerbread Man, set in the desert. As a desert dweller it's not uncommon for us to see prickly pear cactus in yards in the neighborhood and coyotes running through the golf course in the evening. So the animals and scenery were recognizable and it was cool to read a story that could easily take place in our neck of the woods. The illustrations were very colorful and fun. The boys really liked it, especially when the coyote are the gingerbread cowboy.


    19. The rancher's wife, tired of baking biscuits, decides to bake a gingerbread cowboy instead. But just as she and the rancher were ready to enjoy him, he jumos up and runs away. He outwits and escapes cattle and the roadrunner and even hungry cowboys. But what happens when the gingerbread cowboy encounters a sleeping coyote?Cute take on the traditional gingerbread man story. Nothing about it was extra-special, but it was still nice. Amusing story the little ones will probably enjoy.


    20. Sometimes I worry about using a book in story time that may be too long, but the kids really enjoyed this story and sat through the entire thing, listening intently. I also got them to say the "chorus" along with me: "you can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread Man." This is a great story to use around the holidays if you don't feel like going the Christmas route (which I don't necessarily like to do because I don't want to alienate anyone who doesn't celebrate Christmas.)


    21. This was the story that I liked the best. It was really fun to see a new story for the Gingerbread man, which is a tale that I have heard all my life. I liked how it wasn't done in the christmas season, and I really liked to see how it was cowboy themed. I also feel like the animals in there made is so there was more interactive and being from the desert I really liked all those animals. It took me back to me childhood memories. It was such a fun little take on a classic.


    22. This book has a fun southwestern twist on the traditional gingerbread story. Its neat because it introduces some animals the kids aren't all familiar with. Its also fun to use to compare/contrast other gingerbread books. I also have this book on CD so its great to put at centers when we are finished reading it in class.


    23. One of the more amusing re-tellings of the Gingerbread Man that I have come across, chock full of southwest desert animals like javalinas, roadrunners and one very wily coyote. Not really anything original, since it is largely an exact telling of the story just with different animal but it does include a nice "frog and the scorpion" reference at the end.


    24. The Gingerbread Cowboy is my all-time favorite G-man story! My students request that I read this book to them over and over. It has vivid illustrations and you really feel like you are in the desert as you read it. I appreciate the accurate and descriptive language used for the desert wildlife incorporated in the story. I also love the twist at the end! This book is a must-have!!!!!


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