Hello!

Stephen Dixon is the debut author and illustrator of The Gingerbread Man 2: What Happened Later?  The Gingerbread Man 2 is a fun, rhyming sequel to the traditional folk tale, in a wonderfully illustrated and kind-hearted epilogue to the dramatic ending of the original story.

Stephen loves making up stories for his two young children and has always loved to write, draw and paint.  His 3 year-old son loved reading The Gingerbread Man, though not really the sudden ending, and one night asked a simple question - ‘What happened next?’  The silly story told that night turned into a book, some time later, which is now available in hardback, paperback or eBook! 

Available from Amazon, Blackwell’s, Waterstones, Book Depository, Barnes & Noble and many other worldwide booksellers.

Stephen has won awards for his drawings and loves to sketch the places he visits, when he is not chasing around after his children or working as an architect.  The Gingerbread Man 2 has been hand illustrated using acrylic paints, pencils, technical pens and dip pens. Stephen lives in Yorkshire, England with his wife and two children.

Please see below for a colouring activity sheet to print out and enjoy.  Watch this space for new stories coming soon!

To get in touch, email Stephen: hello@stephendixon.co.uk


Here is a colouring activity sheet for you to print out and enjoy.  Click on the image for a full size version, then right click on the image and ‘save image as...’ or simply drag the image to your desktop.

Thank you for visiting! 

Book Trailer:

Book Reviews:

“BOOK OF THE WEEK!” 
“This is a charming story that will provide much satisfaction to all of the people disappointed by the sudden ending of the traditional tale!”

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Read the Reviews at Amazon.co.uk

Illustration Gallery:

“The story is really fun, and because it’s based on a classic, it already feels familiar and like an old friend.”
  
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“Great illustration.” 
e-Book Cover Design Awards, March 2019



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As featured in NurseryWorld Magazine! 
27 May-9 June 2019 Edition, EYFS Activities Featurehttps://www.nurseryworld.co.uk/features/article/eyfs-activities-we-ve-explored-the-gingerbread-man

Colouring Activity Sheet:



The Gingerbread Man 2 recently featured in a special reading at The Rockwell Museum in 
New York!!  
Click for details...https://rockwellmuseum.org/events/aesh-dec-2019/
"The Gingerbread Man 2- What Happened Later" by Stephen Dixon is an adorable sequel to the classic, "The Gingerbread Man." The book is clever and fun, and the colorful illustrations complement the story perfectly.”

Young Kid Lit, Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/p/B9giO-HH6md/https://www.instagram.com/p/B9giO-HH6md/https://www.instagram.com/p/B9giO-HH6md/https://www.instagram.com/p/B9giO-HH6md/https://www.instagram.com/p/B9giO-HH6md/https://www.instagram.com/p/B9giO-HH6md/https://www.instagram.com/p/B9giO-HH6md/https://www.instagram.com/p/B9giO-HH6md/shapeimage_13_link_0shapeimage_13_link_1shapeimage_13_link_2shapeimage_13_link_3shapeimage_13_link_4shapeimage_13_link_5shapeimage_13_link_6

“The perfect bedtime story”
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The Gingerbread Man 2 features in a reading list of subversive fairy tales in the Routledge book “Real World Writers: A Handbook for Teaching Writing with 7-11 Year Olds”https://www.amazon.co.uk/Real-World-Writers-Handbook-Teaching-Writing/dp/0367219492https://www.amazon.co.uk/Real-World-Writers-Handbook-Teaching-Writing/dp/0367219492https://www.amazon.co.uk/Real-World-Writers-Handbook-Teaching-Writing/dp/0367219492https://www.amazon.co.uk/Real-World-Writers-Handbook-Teaching-Writing/dp/0367219492https://www.amazon.co.uk/Real-World-Writers-Handbook-Teaching-Writing/dp/0367219492shapeimage_15_link_0shapeimage_15_link_1shapeimage_15_link_2shapeimage_15_link_3