Carla’s Sandwich by Debbie Herman
|October 15, 2014||Posted by Christa McGrath under Children's Lit, Picture Book, Young Readers|
The title of this book – Carla’s Sandwich – is a sure give-away. It is exactly about this. Carla is a young school girl who brings sandwiches to school for her lunch. But these are no ordinary sandwiches. They are unusual combinations that may consist of pickles, olives and beans one day or peanut butter, crackers and cheese the next. Her unique sandwiches make her creative and different and this means that other kids find her weird and her sandwiches gross or disgusting. She does not seem to mind what the other kids say about her sandwiches because she actually likes to be different. Carla is a brave and spunky little girl with a healthy helping of self-esteem and a big heart. One day, when one of the mean kids forgets to bring his lunch, Carla offers him her sandwich. Will he accept her generosity and try one of Carla’s famous sandwiches? And, if he does, will he actually like it?
Carla’s Sandwich is a not just about sandwiches. It is a story that teaches children that it is okay to be different and that by embracing other’s differences you may just discover something “surprisingly terrific”. This book is a wonderful tale of friendship, tolerance, and acceptance. With colorful, delectable, and brilliant full-page illustrations, it is a must read for children between the age of 4 and 8.
For more information about this book, visit the publisher’s website here.