Monday, October 14, 2019

[ARC REVIEW] Gingerbread Christmas by Jan Brett (@PutnamBooks , @byjanbrett)

Title:  Gingerbread Christmas

Author:  Jan Brett

Genre:  Children's / Humor / Family / Christmas

Year Published: 2016

Year Read:  2019

 G.P. Putnam's Sons

Source:  eARC (Edelweiss)

Content Rating:  Ages 4+ (Nothing Objectionable)

Buy on:  Amazon  //  Book Depository 

I would like to thank Edelweiss and G.P. Putnam’s Sons for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I was a bit familiar with Jan Brett’s “Gingerbread Baby” series and I was actually surprised that Edelweiss had a copy of the sequel “Gingerbread Christmas!”  Since the Christmas holidays is around the corner, I figured that I might pick up a Christmas read and this was quite a cute book to read!

The Gingerbread Baby is back and this time, he wants to start a musical band to play with in the Christmas Festival.  So, his friend Matti decided to bake the Gingerbread Baby a Gingerbread Band and the band ended up performing at the Christmas Festival.  Everything was going fine for the band until the children started noticing how tasty the band smelled and this causes the audience to try and get at the band.

Can the Gingerbread Baby and his band get out of being eaten during Christmas?

Read this book to find out!

Wow!  Jan Brett has one again created a wonderful story about the Gingerbread Baby and I found myself enjoying this book immensely!  I loved the fact that the Gingerbread Baby wanted to start a band to play with at the Christmas Festival and it was interesting seeing how the Gingerbread Baby would escape from being eaten on Christmas since he is a…well, you know…a gingerbread cookie.  I also loved the Gingerbread Baby’s relationship with Matti as Matti seems to be the only human being who does not want to eat the Gingerbread Baby.  Jan Brett’s artwork is beautiful as always as all of the characters look so realistic!  I also loved how colorful the artwork is, especially of the images of the Gingerbread Baby and his Gingerbread Band!

Overall, “Gingerbread Christmas” is a truly cute read that would be perfect for the Christmas season!  I would recommend this book to children ages four and up since there is nothing inappropriate in this book.

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