There Are No Bears in This Bakery by Julia Sarcone-Roach

There Are No Bears in This Bakery by Julia Sarcone-Roach

There Are No Bears in This Bakery: Sarcone-Roach, Julia ...


This book is not what I expected it to be. I thought it would be about a cat in denial that there was a bear in his bakery that was clearly there. Instead, it is a delightful story about a cat named Muffin who patrols the neighborhood at night, making sure everything was as it should be. One night, he hears a noise he’s never heard before, and decides to investigate it. He finds a huge mouse (a small bear) in his bakery! After realizing it is in fact a small bear and it is hungry, Muffin proceeds to help the small bear eat until he is content. Once the small bear is done, another, larger bear comes to see what’s going on! Muffin helps him eat as well, and once everything has been eaten, they all hug. As dawn approaches, the bears set out for home, and Muffin does as well. As he’s falling asleep in his bed, his owner goes down to the bakery to see a huge mess.

I would highly recommend this book for anyone to read as it is a short, funny, and adorable book about unlikely friendship. I appreciated that the cat was initially scared both times a bear came into the bakery, but that he realized they weren’t going to hurt him and helped them. I really feel this shows children that just because someone is different or in need, doesn’t mean they aren’t worthy of respect and kindness. I think this story also perfectly portrayed what it is like having a cat, and as someone with four cats, I love that. Overall a really cute book.

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