Excellent pictures and story. Fun to read.
A great books with wonderful drawings to talk about with your child
What a fun adventure for a mischievous (and hungry) bear! Take your kids on the wild ride from forest to city as a curious bear finds himself happily stranded in a new place full of sights and sounds unfamiliar to him. But watch out! Because he may just eat your sandwich!
Beautiful illustrations, clever story.
Part of the book's magic is in the expressiveness of the bear's eyes, which range from a natural look to almost cartoony.
Read more at: http://www.librarypoint.org/bear_ate_your_sandwich_sarcone
A guilty dog relates how a bear wandered out of the forest, became lost in the city and consumed an unattended sandwich before returning home, in a whimsical tall tale by the award-winning author of Subway Story.
Picture books newsletter May 2015
A little girl leaves her sandwich on a park bench while she goes to play. Someone comes along and eats that sandwich. But OF COURSE he didn't eat it. He explains to the girl how it was a bear that ate the sandwich. The story of the bear is quite lengthy including how the bear left the forest and how he spent his time in the city before coming along and finding the delicious sandwich. Then the bear disappears again back into the forest never to be seen again.
The illustrations were created in acrylic paint. I docked a star because many of the illustrations are quite muddy making it difficult to discern the details. If all of the illustrations were large like the front cover, this would be a 5star plus rating. The author is obviously a talented artist and the front cover is an example of this.
I loved the story. I especially enjoyed how the story of the bear was drawn out with so many details including what he enjoyed about the city and how he saw it as a new forest. The author used humor nicely to help us enjoy the lengthiness of the story. I loved the surprise ending most of all which makes you want to laugh out loud. Ages 4-8 would enjoy this story the most.
Beautifully illustrated with a clever ending.
mmcbeth29 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 8
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