S: THE GINGERBREAD STORY
BC: THE END!
FC: THE GINGERBREAD STORY
1: It was Christmas Eve when the Anderson family was baking their gingerbread cookies. It was their favorite holiday tradition, and this year the youngest Anderson daughter, Heidi, was determined to make the best cookie of all. She checked to see the dough was just the right thickness before pressing down the cookie cutter. When her creation was finished baking and cooling, she lovingly glued three gumdrop buttons onto him with white icing.
2: When Heidi was finished, she took a step back and admired her work. The cookie had green gumdrop buttons, two red hot candy eyes, and a delicate smile of icing she made with a piping bag. Heidi had succeeded. Her gingerbread man was definitely the best one on the cooling rack. Satisfied with her work, she and the rest of the Anderson family headed up to bed. As soon as they were all up the stairs and sound asleep, the gingerbread cookie sprung to life and sauntered across the counter.
3: The cookie looked around, and with a smug smile he noted that none of the others were quite as stunning as he. His only competition was a handsome looking gingerbread man with an icing bow-tie. Fortunately, he was broken in half. And what a good thing that was. Everyone knows the best looking cookie gets eaten last!
4: The gingerbread man was just about to head back to his spot on the cookie sheet when something else caught his eye. There, in the corner of the room on top of the kitchen table, was the most perfect gingerbread house. Of course he was curious, and wanted to take a look inside. But to get to it, he would have to leap off the counter-top. If he didn't make the landing, he would break in to two pieces like the unfortunate cookie with the bow-tie. But wouldn't he be eaten anyway after the night was over? He decided to take his chances and fell down, down, down onto the kitchen floor.
5: It was a long fall, and he wouldn't have made it if the Anderson's cat, Mr. Mew-Mew, wasn't there to break his fall. He fell straight onto his back, and managed to hitch a ride to the kitchen table. The inside of the gingerbread house was amazing! It had a lovely frosting interior with a spare piece of cookie that had been fashioned into a couch. "If tonight is my last night, I might as well spend it in luxury," the gingerbread man decided. And the next day, Heidi and her family found him there. She recognized the special cookie immediately. "How did you get way over here?" she asked him when she was sure no one was listening. And although she didn't get and answer, she was sure that the cookie winked his eye. | Mr. Mew-Mew