- Craig Graziano
"By now I think you know what happened to your sandwich. But you may not know how it happened. So let me tell you."
The Bear Ate Your Sandwich follows one curious creature's romp through the big city, which he interprets as the strangest and most surprising forest he has ever been in.
Bear finds great buildings for climbing, lampposts to scratch his back, and a smorgasbord of fascinating smells. As with any omnivorous mammal, it's only a matter of time before our journeying bear gets hungry. That is when he happens across a beautiful, unattended sandwich.
Julia Sarcone-Roach's pages are lush paintings with intentionally textured brush strokes. Such books are a must for art lovers of any age. Part of the book's magic is in the expressiveness of the bear's eyes, which range from a natural look to almost cartoony. Adventurous readers looking for more bear-related antics may enjoy Jon Klassen's mystery picture book I Want My Hat Back.
The Bear Ate Your Sandwich ends with a delightful twist that can help spur conversation between a child and caregiver. Did the bear really eat your sandwich, or do the pages suggest a different situation altogether? You'll have to read to find out!