He was out of the oven with a dash,

Straight out of the window,

Into the street running away from me!

I smelt his delicious scent in the wind.


Of course,

Running was obviously his passion.

I tell you, he could run from day until night

I could hardly keep up,

But my rumbling tummy drove me forward.

But then he started to tease me,

That little devil!

I chased harder and yelled for my husband,

He joined the chase as well.

It didn’t go to plan,

The ginger bread man had a go at my husband too!

Soon after, we passed a dairy farm.

A black and white mammal joined the chase,

I’m not sure what it was, I was never any good at science!

The sweet scent of gingerbread drove us forward,

Still the gingerbread man taunted us,

“Run, run as fast as you can, you can’t catch me, I’m the gingerbread man.”

Before long, a whole convoy of animals were following us:

Horses, chickens, pigs the lot!

It all happened so fast,

I felt dizzy,

By the time we reached the river, he was on the head of the fox.

We shouted.

It was too late.

I couldn’t believe it, he was in the air!

Falling, falling, falling,


These days I don’t bake gingerbread men but I bake gingerbread sloths,

They are lovely and slow!

Anyway, if you ask me, it makes much more sense to get your cake from Tesco.