The Gingerbread Man

Once upon a time, an old woman lived in a small cottage by the edge of the wood.
She longed for one thing - a child of her own to keep her company.
So one day, when the old woman was making gingerbread, she decided to cut the gingerbread into the shape of a little boy.
She gave the boy eyes, a mouth and buttons down his front.
And she placed the gingerbread in the oven.
When the gingerbread was ready, the old woman opened the oven door.
Suddenly, the little gingerbread boy jumped out of the pan and ran out the kitchen door!

First he came to a farmer who lived close by.
"Stop, little gingerbread boy!" said the farmer.
"You smell delicious!"
But the little gingerbread boy ran faster, teasing:
"Run, run, as fast as you can, you can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread Man!"
And the farmer could not catch him.

And neither could the pig.
Or the cow.
Or the goat.
Or the horse.

"Run, run, as fast as you can, you can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread Man!"

That was until the fox offered to help him cross the river.
And the gingerbread boy jumped onto the fox's tail.
And then his back.
And his head.
And then he jumped onto the fox's nose.

And the fox tossed the gingerbread boy in the air, opened his mouth and gobbled him up!

Silly gingerbread boy.

Happy fox!

Blessings to you.


  1. So very cute Ola. Those gingerbread men look hard to resist. xo

  2. Oh, I love this! I look forward to telling these sorts of stories to Luna :).



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