Karen Abbott


Outstanding, Preschool, Primary, Tall Tale, Forest, City, Sandwich, Home

Document Type

Book Review


A hungry bear is lured into a berry filled truck where he falls asleep. The truck takes him to a new forest that looks suspiciously like a town. He explores all of the sights and smells as he wanders through the concrete forest and even tries the slide in the playground. And there. In the park. Is a tempting, sumptuous sandwich in a lunchbox. Bear can't help himself—he sneaks the sandwich and swallows it whole. He turns to discover that several dogs have seen him devour the delight! He runs away and sees his forest in the distance. He returns home and settles down for some sleep in his den. The final pages show that a dog is telling his little girl this story. Maybe a bear didn't eat that sandwich after all.