by Tomie dePaola
When Strega Nona hires Big Anthony to help with her chores she warns him never to touch her enchanted pasta pot which produces pasta at the command of a spell. When she leaves to visit Strega Amelia, Big Anthony gets into trouble with the pasta pot.
The Gingerbread Boy
by Paul Galdone
An old couple bakes a gingerbread boy because they are childless, but the gingerbread boy runs away and escapes from various hungry predators. In the end, however, the gingerbread boy is unable to escape his fate when he meets the wily fox.