Friday, April 3, 2015

Teaching Kids to Trust the Source of Information

In this age of the internet, it is never too early to get kids to look at the source of information.  Not everything they read or see is true, and how do they decide what is a reliable account and one that is perhaps not as authentic?

The book I am profiling today is a funny look at how the originator of a story may have other motives for not sharing the complete truth.  Is he giving you the real deal?  That is up to you to decide.

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Title: The Bear Ate Your Sandwich

Author: Julia Sarcone-Roach

Target: Kindergarten - Grade 2

What this book is about:  
This book begins with our narrator explaining what happened to a girl’s sandwich which has disappeared.  Of course it starts with a bear who manages to hop a truck to the city.  This new type of forest presents challenges and opportunities for our bear as he navigates new trees (telephone poles) mud (wet cement) and green fun (playgrounds).  But when hunger strikes, he nabs an unattended sandwich and then hops a boat home.  Of course everything is placed in doubt when it turns our our narrator is a cute little dog sharing the tale with his owner. 

Why I love this book: 
I always love a surprise ending, and this one is a very clever twist.  This tall tale is placed immediately in doubt when we see the potential culprit is the one who is rellaying the events.  Is it a true tale?  Well that is for you to decide, but it is a fun way to teach kids about trusting the source!

Bear’s adventures are full of fun and humor with lots for kids to discover.  I loved the end pages with lots of delicious sandwiches to choose from!

Who this book is for: 
I have targeted it a little older simply because the humor at the end demands more maturity from kids.  Younger kids may not get it.

Final thoughts: 
A good sandwich really is hard to resist!

To purchase this book:
Click on the following link to connect to Amazon: The Bear Ate Your Sandwich  A portion of each purchase goes to support this blog at no cost to you.  Thank you for your support.

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