~Review~ The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach


bearwich Title: The Bear Ate Your Sandwich
 Author/Artist: Julia Sarcone-Roach
 Publisher: Knopf Book
 Source: Edelweiss
 Format: EBook, ~40 pages

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. 

Jump to: Book Review ~ Cover Review ~ Rating

Review: While the cover didn’t nearly grab me as others have, I of course couldn’t pass up a chance to read about bears again!

Pretty much the story revolves around how the bear got to eating someone’s sandwich, which involved a bit of a fun adventure. The language is straightforward and engaging, and even has a bit of a lyricalness to it that I liked.

Really loved the artwork in this, vibrant and bold and did a great balance of having the bear be a bear, and yet a little more than just a bear. Some fantastic expressions and detail. I almost thought it was ‘set’ in San Francisco as our bridge is pretty well known, but the rest of what would be the city/park looked a bit more generic to me.

And of course, like everyone else had mentioned in their reviews, the ending has a great twist. Pretty sure most wouldn’t have ever guessed it. Definitely a picture book I would love to have in my collection if I collected picture books (alas the space!).

I’d like to thank the publisher via Edelweiss for allowing me a digital ARC of this.

Cover: As mentioned earlier, the cover didn’t quite grab me, and probably the weakest art of all the illustrations in the book. But that’s saying a lot as the artwork inside is gorgeous. Pretty straightforward cover with the bear eyeing a tasty sandwich. Probably eyecatching enough for any young kid.

Rating:Five Stars

Check it out on GoodReads Here!


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