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Reviewed by Tiffany Ferrell for Readers' Favorite
In The Gingerbread House by Laura Gia West, we are introduced to a gingerbread man who happens to come alive. It’s winter and time for making yummy desserts for the holiday. His eyes are made of raisins and his buttons are chocolate chips. So excited to be alive, he jumps off the table and runs away. He moonwalks and can-cans all around the house. He’s a very musical cookie as he twists with the elves. They can’t catch him and don’t know how to make him stay. He then tells them to build him a house and he’ll think about hanging around. So they set to work on a house made of candy and icing as well as many other treats. Then the gingerbread man asks for a car. When everything is finished he moves inside. After the holidays are over, the gingerbread man is eaten. He promises to come back next year, but only if you make his house bigger and better than before, otherwise he’ll just go next door.
The Gingerbread House is a very light and enjoyable read. Laura Gia West has created an adorable story about one of my favorite treats to eat during the Christmas season. The gingerbread man was a likable and fun character that you can’t help but love. The rhyming in the story is very catchy and will make it fun for small children to read along to and grasp. The illustrations are very bright and beautiful, standing out but also fitting perfectly with the subject of the story. The vivid colors and photos will capture the eyes and attention of the young reader. I think The Gingerbread House is a new fun holiday read that both kids and parents will enjoy.