What a great book! As the author states in the notes at the end of the book, it’s a little dark for a children’s book, but it is so good, I don’t think anyone minds. The humor in it offsets the darkness.
My main complaint with the book is that the gingerbread man has such an important part in the story, but he never has a name. Even the golems have names, even though they are just the names of the colors on them. This little guy needs a name. Thankfully, though, he doesn’t get eaten by Bob, or anyone else for that matter.