There Are No Bears in This Bakery (Hardcover)

By Julia Sarcone-Roach

Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9780399556654, 40pp.

Publication Date: January 8, 2019

List Price: 17.99*
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The creator of the New York Times bestselling The Bear Ate Your Sandwich brings us another sly story of a hungry bear and a smooth-talking narrator.

A tough gumshoe of a cat--the name's Muffin--protects his territory: The Little Bear Bakery. But there are no bears here. Not on Muffin's watch.

One night, Muffin hears a suspicious noise. Mouse? Raccoon? Bat? Nope, not the usual suspects. But Muffin hears . . . growling. Could it be? Yup. A bear. Just a cub. Whose stomach is definitely growling. Muffin's got this case solved--clearly this bear needs some donuts.

In this wonderfully noir-tinged tale, Julia Sarcone-Roach gives us another funny story of a hungry bear in the wrong place at the right time. This tale is sly and sweet, with sprinkles on top.

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 then the highly praised Subway Story. Her book The Bear Ate Your Sandwich was an Ezra Jack Keats Honor Award winner and a Horn Book Fanfare selection. Julia lives in Brooklyn, NY. You can find her on the web at or follow her on Facebook and Instagram at Julia Sarcone-Roach and on Twitter at @HousecatManor.

Praise For There Are No Bears in This Bakery

"A winning read-aloud.... Another hit from the creator of The Bear Ate Your Sandwich."—School Library Journal, starred review

"Moments of exaggerated animal shock deliver laughs, and the bakery havoc that follows is all that young fans of sugary chaos might hope for."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Young readers will adore the simple yet expressive illustrations. A cute and direct, yet elevated, tale." —Booklist