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The Bear Ate Your Sandwich (Hardcover)

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Something has happened to the little girl's sandwich, and as the narrator tells us, "It all started with the bear." A hungry bear's adventures lead him from his home forest to the city, and ultimately to the very bench upon which rests the sandwich in question. Allegedly, the bear eats it. The illustrations are beautiful, the bear expressive and adorable, and the narrator thoroughly unreliable. Recommended for lovers of bears, dogs, tall tales, and those who cannot resist a "beautiful and delicious sandwich." 

— Angela

Description


Bear meets sandwich, adventure ensues. . . . A sly classic-in-the-making for fans of Jon Klassen, Peter Brown, and Mo Willems.
 
By now I think you know what happened to your sandwich.
But you may not know how it happened.
So let me tell you.
It all started with the bear . . .
 
So begins Julia Sarcone-Roach’s delicious tale of a bear, lost in the city, who happens upon an unattended sandwich in the park. The bear’s journey from forest to city and back home again is full of happy accidents, funny encounters, and sensory delights. The story is so engrossing, it’s not until the very end that we begin to suspect this is a TALL tale.
 
The wonderfully told story, spectacular illustrations, and surprise ending make this Julia Sarcone-Roach’s best book to date. You’ll want to share it with your friends (and keep a close eye on your lunch).

Praise for The Bear Ate Your Sandwich:

***Winner of an Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Honor Award!***

"This story is mischief-making at its finest. And just like a good sandwich, it's hard to resist." - Book Page

"Charming" — The Wall Street Journal

"While the bear storyline is entertaining in itself, the ending twist will equally delight kids who love to spot untruths, and a second reading for hints as to the narrator’s credibility may well be in order." — The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, Starred review

About the Author


After attending the Rhode Island School of Design, JULIA SARCONE-ROACH made her Knopf picture-book debut with The Secret Plan, and followed it up with the highly praised Subway Story. She is also the creator of animated videos, including Call of the Wild, which was featured in indie film festivals and won several prizes. Julia lives in Brooklyn, NY. You can find her on the Web at jsarconeroach.com.

Praise For…


"This enjoyable romp is sure to elicit giggles... Young readers and listeners will laugh out loud as they closely examine the pictures and find the jokes in this highly interactive urban adventure." - Kirkus Reviews

"To her credit, the question of the narrator’s identity—and reliability—may not come up for readers until book’s end. If they do wonder, the diverting story and illustrations help to keep it a surprise. After the bear returns to the forest, the silver-tongued narrator’s subterfuge quickly falls apart, and the truth is unleashed (“Ruff! Ruff! Ruff! Ruff! Ruff!”). The book stands up to repeat readings; the illustrations (and endpapers) beg for more attention."  - Horn Book, Starred review

"Lush, color-drenched paintings..."  "charming" - Wall Street Journal

"This story is mischief-making at its finest. And just like a good sandwich, it's hard to resist." - Book Page

"While the bear storyline is entertaining in itself, the ending twist will equally delight kids who love to spot untruths, and a second reading for hints as to the narrator’s credibility may well be in order."
— The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, Starred review

"The illustrations in this book are terrific: color-drenched and bold slashes that cover the pages." -- School Library Journal, Starred review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375858604
ISBN-10: 0375858601
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 6th, 2015
Pages: 40
Language: English