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Gingerbread man tale

One day an old woman baked a gingerbread man for her husband.
Suddenly, she heard a voice from the oven.
"Let me out! Let me out!" it said.

She opened the door and the gingerbread man ran out.
The old couple ran after him, shouting "Stop! We want to eat you!"But the gingerbread man ran away singing:
"Run, run as fast as you can, you can't catch me I'm the gingerbread man!"

A horse saw him and said: "Stop! I want to eat you!"
But the gingerbread man ran away even faster singing:
"Run, run as fast as you can, you can't catch me I'm the gingerbread man!"

A cow saw him and said: "Stop! I want to eat you!"
But the gingerbread man ran away even faster singing:
"Run, run as fast as you can, you can't catch me I'm the gingerbread man!"

A fox saw him and said:
"Stop! I want to talk to you!"
The gingerbread man ran on singing:
"Run, run as fast as you can, you can't catch me I'm the gingerbread man!"
But the fox chased him all the way to a river.

The gingerbread man didn't know how to swim.
"I can help you," said the cunning fox.
"If you jump on my tail, I'll carry you across."
The gingerbread man jumped on the fox's tail and the fox started to swim across the river.

But the fox said:"jump on my nose. You are too heavy for my tail."
When they reached the river bank the fox tossed the gingerbread man high up into the air.
Down he fell and the fox gobbled him all up!
And that was the end of the gingerbread man.


Lesson plan based on this same story available here.