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The Gingerbread Scam | A remixed fairy tale about the The Gingerbread Man

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For hundreds of years, children from many lands have believed that the Gingerbread Man was eaten by a tricky fox, next to the river. The case was cold and no leads had surfaced for many years. Now, Sheriff Ramirez, with the assistance of the CIA, FBI, KGB, and the California Highway Patrol, has found evidence that shows that the Gingerbread Man may be living in Fairytale Land as a man named the Cornbread Man!

With this new evidence, Sheriff Ramirez will prove to the world that the Gingerbread Man is alive and well. Find out the truth in the case of the century, now known as the Gingerbread Scam.

The Gingerbread Scam is a hilarious remake (a fractured fairy tale) of the Gingerbread Man and was written by David Hollaway and illustrated by Sydney James.

* Read – The reader has the option of reading the story or tapping the screen to hear the sentence
* Watch – The app will read to the child while the animated story displays in the background
* Vocabulary – Has a vocabulary section with 20 words
* Behind the Scenes page with original sketches from the illustrator
* High quality animated scenes and characters for more interactivity
* Story is professionally narrated

* Boys and girls ages 5 to 9
* Lovers of fractured fairy tales!

4 to 10


Integrity, truthfulness, determination

Creative writing, fractured fairy tales

Remixed Fairy Tales: The Gingerbread Scam assists teachers and parents, both directly and indirectly, in supporting Common Core State Standards (CCSS') in English Language Arts. Below is a list of the corresponding CCSS's for grades 1-4:

Reading: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas>Grade 1
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.9 Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.

Reading: Key Ideas and Details>Grade 2
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.2 Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.

Reading: Literature>Craft and Structure>Grade 2
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.4 Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.

Reading: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas>Grade 2
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.9 Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story (e.g., Cinderella stories) by different authors or from different cultures.

Reading: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas>Grade 3
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.9 Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters (e.g., in books from a series)

Reading: Key Ideas and Details>Grade 4
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.3 Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).

Reading: Literature>Craft and Structure>Grade 2
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.6 Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations.