Sarcone-Roach, Julia

There Are No Bears in This Bakery

(2) PS Orange tabby Muffin recounts hearing a strange rumbling sound inside the bakery while on neighborhood night patrol and discovering it's coming from a hungry little bear's belly. Muffin's gumshoe persona is more soft-hearted than hard-boiled: the watch-cat offers the intruder (and a bigger bear) baked goods. The nighttime scenes are bathed in rich blues and blacks, with cool white moonlight and yellow streetlights adding shadows and suspense.


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