Title: The Gingerbread House
Author: Laura Gia West
Release Date: July 9, 2020
Length: 32 pages
Genre: Children’s Fiction
Publisher: Independently published
Run run as fast as you can, you can’t catch me…. or can you? Every Christmas season, gingerbread men come alive. The only way to keep them around until Christmas, is a treasured, tasty secret. And if it’s done right, something special is left behind.
**** My Review ****
The holiday season is upon us, which we all look forward to. Christmastime is special for all of us, a time when we can enjoy the beauty of decorations and the jolly spirit, but still this period is especially important for the little ones. This is something they experience in a much more intense way than us adults, something they look forward to all year and something that brings real magic into their daily lives.
What amazes me every year is the fantastic selection of children’s literature, which allows us to spend time together with our little ones, a time when we can relax and enjoy the uniqueness of this holiday.
The Gingerbread House is a nice Christmas-themed picture book that celebrates the beauty and spirit of this festive season. The front page is absolutely gorgeous, and that’s what drew us to the story book right away. The rhyming verses are quite simple, I guess it is intended for the youngest readers, and in a possible interesting way it conveys the spirit of Christmas, especially the story about a gingerbread man, that is not the usual one that we know. Not only does it abound with elements that beautifully reflect this holiday, but it also describes in a very interesting way the way the house is made, what can be used for decoration. The illustrations are absolutely wonderful and without words they tell the story in their own way. Definitely one of the best illustrations I’ve seen lately.
Definitely a nice addition to the Christmas collection of story books that will delight the youngest one. Similar to the traditional Gingerbread man story, yet more festive and different in a way.
****About the Author****
Laura Gia West was born and raised by New York City, as well as by her Russian/Armenian parents. She has worked and written in the Film/TV industry for many years, prior to pursuing her lifelong dream of solely writing stories. Laura graduated from New York University with a degree in Dramatic Writing and Studio Art. Creator by day, dreamer by night. Laura lives with her husband and dog in New Jersey. You can visit her at www.lauragiawest.com