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The Plan for the Gingerbread House
The Plan for the Gingerbread House
The Plan for the Gingerbread House
The Plan for the Gingerbread House
The Plan for the Gingerbread House
The Plan for the Gingerbread House
The Plan for the Gingerbread House
The Plan for the Gingerbread House
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Pattison’s text begs to be read aloud and Joven’s spreads offer dynamic visuals…”—Kirkus Reviews

Come one, come all! The Gingerbread Fair opens soon!

Teams of kids are baking, building, and decorating. The project guidelines are clear: the winning house must stand upright on its own and a gingerbread boy and girl must fit inside.

Sounds easy? It would be except…cookies burn, the icing is too thin, the house caves-in, someone is eating the candy decorations, and—oh!—they forgot about the gingerbread boy and girl.

Follow the team as they struggle to create the perfect gingerbread house. Young engineers will learn to overcome problems and press on to a finished house. At the end, they evaluate their efforts and plan for a better gingerbread house.

Need a winter STEM engineering project?

This book inspires the budding engineers to think about the classic gingerbread house in a new way. Written in a lyrical rhyme, it’s sure to please the language arts folks, too.

SEL LEARNING

In the midst of the COVID pandemic this last year, kids have had to be resilient. This book helps teachers and parents discuss overcoming challenges. In the story, the gingerbread house falls apart! How do kids deal with failure, taking risks and overcoming challenges? They do it together! By taking one problem at a time and finding a solution. 

A project may look like a disaster. But when kids persevere, they'll see that they can find a place where "...lights twinkle and shine." 

Combine SEL and STEM, using this book for discussions of taking risks, overcoming challenges, and resiliency. 

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MIMS HOUSE is a U.S. boutique publisher of children's books. When you order a Mims House book, it is custom-printed just for you in North Carolina. We create your custom book by printing and binding it with the highest quality materials.
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Our custom process means a longer wait time to read your book.

We don't apologize! The quality is worth the wait. And the environment is worth the wait.

(But we can suggest an ebook if you want to read something, like, RIGHT NOW!)

T-shirts are also custom printed in the United States.

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We could hire a super-hero or super-heroine to fly these books directly to you! Instead, we lovingly custom print and then ship as quickly as possible. When you check out, you’ll have a choice of two shipping methods:

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    We can't yell, "STOP THE PRESSES!" Each book, T-shirt or sticker is created just for you, so please be sure you've ordered the correct item. We guarantee 100% satisfaction. If your book, t-shirt or sticker has been misprinted in some way or damaged in shipping, please send a photo to suefoster@mimshouse.com We'll immediately order a new custom printing to ship to you. For returns, please email suefoster@mimshouse.com for instructions.

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    Our books are appropriate for elementary or middle school students ages 5-14. Lexile reading levels appear on each book page. Read this post for more information on helping your student choose a great book.

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