Bringing Gingerbread Man to Life

There’s a really interesting post over at Joy Chu’s Got Story Countdown blog about the making of the picture book THE GINGERBREAD MAN LOOSE IN THE SCHOOL.

I love that this book began with a teacher having a creative idea that excited kids. Author Laura Murray described her students’ annual hunt for the gingerbread man throughout the school building: “We hung missing posters and searched the halls, discovering crumbs and dropped candies, as we asked school staff where he might be.”

The post gives a really interesting inside look at all that happened after she took that idea and turned it into a manuscript. Illustrator Mike Lowery (love his stuff!) and art director Cecilia Yung discuss their role in developing this title from manuscript to picture book.

Here’s the link–enjoy.

About Audrey Vernick

Audrey Vernick writes books for young readers.
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4 Responses to Bringing Gingerbread Man to Life

  1. Mary Z says:

    Wow, I’ve never seen such a thorough description of the whole process, with all the cast of creators involved. Thanks, Audrey, for the link!

  2. Cathy Ballou Mealey says:

    Thanks for sharing this interview. It was so informative and a nice example of why it can take so long for a book to be revised and published.

  3. Joy Chu says:

    Thank you for your kind words, and the shout-out, Audrey. Incidentally, I am crazy about your schoolin’ Buffalo! Priceless observation of life-in-early-school, between the lines 🙂 Cheers!

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