The Bear Ate Your Sandwich

The Bear Ate Your Sandwich

by Julia Sarcone-Roach


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The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375858604
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 01/06/2015
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 83,086
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: AD490L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

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

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The Bear Ate Your Sandwich 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
WriterReaderHeather More than 1 year ago
OPENING LINES: "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." If the cover or the end papers don’t do it, surely the opening lines will get you to turn the page and enter into this unbelievable story about what happened to a sandwich. First, Bear follows the scent of ripe berries into a truck. Then he ends up in the city, in a park, at a park bench, and to a sandwich. This is a story so adventurous, so fantastic, it’s almost too hard to believe. Hmmm … The art is beautiful and the story ends with a hilarious twist. This one gets a five star review from me!
Sandy5 More than 1 year ago
He did it, really I read along in this story and I saw it happen. Just by reading this book and watching the illustrations, I saw the bear eat your sandwich….do you believe it? It all started with the bear taking a ride in the back of a pickup truck. He hoped in the truck because it was full of fresh-picked berries which all bears love. He had quite the meal and then he took a nap. He awoke in the city which he thought was another type of forest and boy did bear have quite an adventure. Bear saw this sandwich on a bench and he planned his attack. This attack did not go unseen for when he got finished he had quite the audience watching him. Bear got scared and ran. Luckily for him he was able to find a spot where he could see a familiar place, his own forest. Bear wants to go home and he set out a plan to return home. I wasn’t too fond of the illustrations but I really enjoyed the story. I thought the illustrations were too washed out for me on some of the pages; it took away from the effect. The story was wonderful though.