The Sandwich Swap

Bibliographic Information: Al Abdullah, R. (2010). The Sandwich Swap. New York: Hyperion Books.

Brief Annotation: Lily and Salma are best friends, but when they voice their opinions about each other’s lunch, their friendship falls apart.

Genre: Picture Book

Grade Level: K-3

Readers who will like this: Readers who enjoy fiction, or readers who have ever had the experience of meeting someone who is different from themselves.

Rating/Response: 4 The illustrations are very cute, and they add a lot to the story.  The plot is interesting, and it teaches a wonderful lesson.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: Have you ever met someone who is different from you?

Reading Strategy: First Days

Rationale for Strategy: This book would be a great way to begin the year.  It is a great introduction to talk about differences and friendship.

Posted by: Emily Busch


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