On December 6th, Donovan of the always entertaining and informative Letter Writers Alliance posted a request from a group of kindergarteners in Texas. They had a geography project going that used the story of the runaway gingerbread man. Here's what Donovan wrote:
"They have a Gingerbread Man in their classroom and will read stories about him and one day he will disappear and they will discover he has run away (like in the story). The class will make a plan to get him back and try to solve the mystery of where he went. Here comes the "need help" part. They need friends and family to send postcards from other places to report sightings of their missing friend. They will map each postcard and track his journey."
There were some specific directions as to whom the note was addressed and the importance of including the story's famous tag line “Run, run, as fast as you can. You can't catch me I'm the Gingerbread Man!" Well, I couldn't resist and made the following postcard that I sent off to the kids right away.