The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach

Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers

Summary:  A bear finds a pick-up truck filled with berries, eats them all, then promptly falls asleep.  He wakes up in the city, where he smells interesting smells, finds fun places to climb and play, and eventually discovers a sandwich that he eats.  Caught in the act by a pack of dogs, he runs away, finds a boat, and makes the trip back to his forest home.  On the last page, the reader discovers who has been telling the story, throwing an element of doubt into the whole tale.

Pros:  Kindergarteners and first graders would love this story.  When you find out who is telling the story at the end, this could become a good example of persuasive writing.

Cons:  The illustrations were colorful and fun, but a little blurry for my middle-aged eyes.

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