A hungry man and his wife baked a small bun. But as soon as they put it on their plate, the bun jumped up and ran off. This lively version of the traditional story of the gingerbread man is by Martin Waddell. * Blue / Band 4 - A * Text type - Fiction * The focus phoneme in this book is al (small). * Use the storymap on the final spread to discuss the route the small bun took and the characters he met.. * Martin Waddell also wrote Red 2b The Mouse and the Monster; Yellow 3 Horse Up a Tree * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.