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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

RUN RUN

"Run, run as fast as you can;"
How many times in your life have you heard those word?
According to Wikipedia The Gingerbread Boy made its first print appearance
before that the story appears to have been past down from one women to another;
in the introduction they say from "great, great- Grandmother told a little girl ever so many years ago"
So you must of heard it a lot, I know I have. And what makes this version different then the others? I was wondering that myself when I was given the text. Yes the Gingerbread Boy/ Man is now The Marshmallow Man, but it goes beyond that Rena Jones retelling of this children's classic is fantastic! I laugh through the first reading then the second and enjoyed ever word over and over again as I plotted out the illustrations, I was cracking up so much while working on one of the sketches tears were in my eyes.
Let me be honest The Gingerbread boy is not one of my favorites, thinking back I may of been put off by how he was eaten by the fox, even after newer versions came out when he does not get eaten it still bothered me but this story has changed my view of the original story.
(more to come stay tuned)
Also please check out Rena's website for fun activities using "The Marshmallow Man"

2 comments:

  1. Thanks, Stephen! I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed illustrating it so much. :)

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  2. Rena,
    I can not put it in words the joy I had working on this story.

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