S: Run Run As Fast as You Can
BC: A Taylor-made Publication
FC: Run, Run As Fast As You Can | By Lauren Taylor
1: Run, run as fast as you can. You can’t catch me, I’m the gingerbread man...
2: The gingerbread man stopped at the bank of a wide stream where a fox was sunning himself. I’lll help you cross the river, gingerbread man. Just hop on my back and I’ll give you a ride,” said the fox. The gingerbread man hopped on the fox’s back. The fox said, “Watch out or you will get wet gingerbread man. Climb on my nose where you will be safe and dry.” The gingerbread man hopped on the fox’s nose. The fox opened his mouth wide and gobbled up the gingerbread man. That was the end of the gingerbread man!!!!
3: SO THEY THOUGHT...
4: The fox made a BIG mistake. Instead of chewing the gingerbread man, he swallowed him whole. On the way down to the fox’s throat the gingerbread man tickled the fox’s uvula making him choke.
5: "Gak ugh ekkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!!!""Help me," screamed the fox.
6: The fox beat on his chest yelling, Get out of me!" Cough | BAM!BAM!!BAM!!!
7: I give up! | Cough! Cough! Cough! The fox fell to the ground.
8: The gingerbread man flew out of the fox's mouth all the way back to the side of the river. | “Yeah, I'm FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!” Hold up! Wow! I’m back where I started. Oh man!
9: He had a plan. He ran as fast as he could to the old woman’s house, so he could get her to make him a family (with a family he would be 3 times as strong and maybe he could cross the river with more gingerbread power).
10: As soon as the old lady saw the gingerbread man she grabbed him and said. “Now, I’ve got you.” “Wait, wait! Please bake me a family.” “Why should I bake you a family you ran as fast as you could then jumped into the fox's mouth and my husband had no snack for tea,” said the old lady. The gingerbread man pleaded, “I want a family so I can be happy before I let your husband eat me.” The old lady asked, “You want to be eaten?” “Yes, I’m tired of running. If you bake me a family, I will be your husband’s treat for his tea tomorrow.” “Well. Ok. That would make him happy.” So the old lady cooked the gingerbread man a family. He had a son a daughter and a wife.
12: When they popped out the stove the gingerbread man sang out, “Run, run as fast as you can because we are the Gingerbread Fam!” The Gingerbread Fam started to run away. The gingerbread man had tricked the old woman-again. “Oh shucks,” said the old woman. “Come back here trickster!" The old lady ran as fast as she could after the gingerbread man and his fam.
13: Ha, ha, ha, ha, Ha!
14: They ran past the old man “What the?!!”
15: “Run, run as fast as you can! You can’t catch us, we’re the Gingerbread Fam.”
16: They ran past the tomcat "He’s back with 3 more. Oh delicious.."
17: “Run, run as fast as you can! You can’t catch us, we’re the Gingerbread Fam.”
18: They ran past the young calf. "The tasty treat is back and runnin' and there's more too!" | Moooo.......
19: They ran past the pony nibbling on grass "Oh look. Stop gingerbreads. I want to nibble on those sweet candies placed on you.." | “Run, run as fast as you can! You can’t catch us, we’re the Gingerbread Fam.”
20: They ran past the big farm dog. "He came back to bring dessert for my whole family. Whoo Hooo!"
21: “Run, run as fast as you can! You can’t catch us, we’re the Gingerbread Fam.” | They ran past the mama duck."Oh yeah, he brought snacks for me and my children."
22: The ran past the busy beaver. "My lunch,my lunch, my lunch is back and he brought a dinner surprise."
23: “Run, run as fast as you can! You can’t catch us, we’re the Gingerbread Fam.”
24: And last but not least- THE FOX.
25: “STOP!!!!!,” yelled the fox, “no closer you almost killed me.” The gingerbread man begged, “Help us cross the river.” “No,” yelled the fox.
26: By now the villagers had reached the river and were about to gobble the Gingerbread Fam up when someone asked in a loud voice, “What's going on here?” The old man had followed his wife and everyone else to see what all of the ruckus was about. “I baked you a treat made of gingerbread for your tea, but when I opened the stove he popped out and ran as fast as he could,” explained the wife. “And we're here because we saw him run past us and we thought he would be a mighty tasty treat,” spoke the tomcat. “Now Alesha Moore, why would you do that? You know I’m allergic to gingerbread,” said the husband. “You are?” “Yes I turn red and my mouth swells.”
27: “Ooooh!” The beaver asks, “So- can we eat the Gingerbread Fam?” The dog asks, “Where are they?”
28: While the villagers were talking the gingerbreads made a little tiny boat and asked the wolf to blow them as close as he could to the other side of the river. The fox agreed because he wanted them to be as far away from him as possible. He’d never eat gingerbread again. When the Gingerbread Fam made it to the other side they built a little gingerbread house. They were finally able to stop running. The gingerbread man married the gingerbread woman and the Gingerbread Fam lived happily ever after.
31: So did the villagers because the old woman baked everyone donuts every morning from that day forward. Weird huh?