The Gingerbread Boy Story Play

By Vivian French
Illustrated by John Prater

A dramatic version of a traditional story in which children join in taking different parts of the reading.

Offering a very different storytelling experience, this Walker Read Me Story Play is a dramatic version of a favourite picture book written for four voices. Each part is clearly marked by different colour bands so children can join in. Perfect for reading aloud, this innovative and beautifully designed book offers a simple, clever and utterly enjoyable way of sharing stories and learning to read. The Walker Read Me Story Plays are written in strongly patterned language by Vivian French to cater for readers with different levels of experience. There are brief teaching notes at the back which give parents and teachers helpful advice on sharing the books with children.

  • "Excellent for reading aloud!" Julia Donaldson
  • Other books in this series are: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt; Farmer Duck; Little Rabbit Foo Foo;This is the Bear; The Gingerbread Boy; The Three Little Pigs; The Three Billy Goats Gruff; Jack and the Beanstalk

About the author

Vivian French is a professional storyteller who worked for over ten years in children’s theatre as a writer and performer. She is an acclaimed children's author who has written many books for children, both fiction and non-fiction and over forty picture books for Walker. She has written Yucky Worms, Growing Frogs and T. Rex in the Nature Storybooks series, the picture books Lullaby Lion and Polly's Pink Pyjamas, and numerous retellings of fairytales and folktales. Vivian lives in Edinburgh.

About the illustrator

John Prater studied at Brighton Art College in the late 1960s; he has illustrated, and taught, ever since. His first book, On Friday Something Funny Happened, was shortlisted for the Mother Goose Award in 1982. He lives in Horndean, Hampshire.

ISBN: 9780744568554
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: October 1, 2000
Dimensions: 363 x 455mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Out of Print
Australian RRP: $34.99
New Zealand RRP: $37.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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