Friday, March 04, 2016

The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach

This picture book starts out as the journey of a bear from the woods to the city; lured by berries in the back of a truck. Wandering innocently around the city, the bear thinks he's still in a version of the woods, with places to scratch his back, climb posts and sniff good smells. One of the smells comes from the playground where he finds and eats a sandwich. Filled up, he climbs a pole and sees his home island from the perch. Bear stows away on a boat back to the island. Or does he? The surprise ending is a cute explanatory twist on what happens to things that get lost, eaten or broken. The illustrations of the bear wandering the city are comical and sweet. A cute book for ages 3-7.

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